--SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Well organized into chapters that deal effectively with important topics related to the biological transformation of organic contaminants.
An excellent text for a course dealing specifically with biodegradation and bioremediation.
--MIGUEL L. CABRERA, University of Georgia
The author of this book has been a major player in the microbiological investigation of biodegradation throughout his long career and is thus a worthy author of this important book...especially timely and useful book. Acomprehensive and up-to-date review...Alexander has prepared a cogent and well organized review of the pronciples of biogradation in a book that should be useful to a great many people.
--JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Martin Alexanders approach distinguishes his book from the others. Biodegradation and Bioremediation, being a single-author book, provides a unity of style and, generally, an excellent intellectual flow between topics. All the necessary topics areincluded in the book, without repetition of concepts in different chapters...The author has kept with the tried and true and deemphasizes the molecular-biology approaches to biodegradation (e.g., development of genetically engineered bacteria and fungi)...However, Alexander does a spectacular job at addressing the kinetics of deradation reactions-the discussion in one of the best I have seen, especially for those not well versed in mathematics...Perhaps Biodegradation and Bioremediation can best serve as the glue binding together all the rest of the literature.
--MICHAEL A. GEALT--Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA--BIOSCIENCE, Volume 45, Number 9, October 1995
This is a very timely book that summarizes consisely much basic and general knowledge gained in the past 40 years. It is recommended as a valuable resource for environmental scientists, engineers, or other persons with an interest in the use of organisms for environmental decontamination and a need for better insight into the principles underlying bioremediation.
The book is well indexed, its diagrams are large and clear, and more than 900 up-to-date references to primary sources are provided. It will serve as an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses and as an invaluable source of reference to all those with a research interest in this expanding field.
--SOCIETY FOR GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY QUARTERLY