Edited by Sir John Mason. Imperial College Press, 57 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9HE, UK. 2000. Hardback, 189 pp. $51.00. ISBN 1-86094-103-6.

Highlights in Environmental Research is a collection of professional inaugural lectures presented at Imperial College and is Volume 3 of the Series on Environmental Science and Management. There are six chapters, written by six different authors, covering a wide range of topics: (1) a rainbow planet—studies of the Earth's climate from space; (2) water in a changing world; (3) humanity, minerals, and the environment; (4) rock, soil, and health—human interference with the geochemical environment; (5) virtual...

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