EDWARD TIPPING. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. 2002. Hardback, 434 pp., $95.00. ISBN 0-19-551550-1.

An extensive research literature exists on humic substances (HS) and their role in the environment. Many books have been published on HS, but only few on the interaction of HS with cations. The book from Edward Tipping closes this gap.

The book has fifteen chapters that cover different aspects of HS interactions with cations and protons. The first five chapters begin with a basic summary of structure, composition, characterization, and chemistry of humic substances. Chapters 6 through 8 present detailed information on the methodology applied to...

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