Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, and Bruno Yaron. Springer, Berlin, Germany. 2009. Hardcover. 412 pp. $209. ISBN 978-3-540-74381-1.

Contaminant geochemistry is the collection of physical and chemical processes that determine the behavior of contaminants beneath Earth's surface. Knowledge of these processes is essential to the management of water resources, hazardous wastes, contaminated soils and sediments, and geologic repositories (Appelo and Postma, 2005). The book by Berkowitz and co-authors, its title notwithstanding, focuses almost exclusively on the geochemistry of organic contaminants. It discusses both water-saturated and variably saturated systems. Its level is appropriate for scientists familiar with general aqueous geochemistry...

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