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Introduction to the Chemistry of the Sea, An 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0132589710
ISBN-10: 0132589710
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"This second edition is a welcome updating of Pilson's classic text. The book treats the broad range of aspects of marine chemistry for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, but even seasoned researchers will find it a valuable resource. The inclusion of a historical perspective throughout the book is particularly useful."
J. Kirk Cochran, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University

"Contains an enormous wealth of information, presenting marine chemistry in a way that even non-chemists will be able to grasp. Pilson has taken great care to explain the basics as well as the state-of-the-art. It is a book that any marine scientist (from undergraduate through to professor) will benefit from having close to hand."
David Thomas, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University; UK and Finnish Environment Institute, Marine Research Centre, Helsinki; Finland and Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark

"This book is unique and clearly presented: not just a textbook for courses on ocean chemistry, but definitely a great reference book for coastal ecosystems and freshwater bodies as well."
Yushun Chen, Director of Environmental Quality and Ecosystems Health Research Laboratory, Aquaculture and Fisheries Center, University of Arkansas

"This new edition of Pilson's classic textbook has been brought up to date with regard to the latest analytical techniques and scientific insights of modern marine chemistry. With its broad scope and light narrative style it will likely remain the foundation of many excellent graduate and advanced undergraduate courses for years to come."
Johan Schijf, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science/Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

"... an excellent overview of the field of marine chemistry ... The extensive appendixes provide useful basic information on diverse subjects. Highly recommended."
M. W. Han, Choice

"... offers a comprehensive and accessible foundation for studying the chemistry of the sea, and it likely will become a standard textbook for introductory chemical oceanography courses, as well as a valuable resource for anyone interested in the topic. Pilson has succeeded in his hope to provide an "overview of the whole field of marine chemistry" that "will be helpful to all who care to know something of the marine world"."
Ana Aguilar-Islas, Oceanography --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Providing an engaging introduction to marine chemistry, this book highlights the ocean's geochemical interactions with the solid earth and atmosphere. With new end-of-chapter problems and summaries, plus appendices listing key properties, equations and constants for calculating oceanographic processes, this new edition provides the fundamental tools for students of oceanography. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 431 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1st edition (March 13, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132589710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132589710
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,743,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Zelnio on January 10, 2004
Format: Paperback
We covered a good deal of this text in an undergraduate chemical oceanography class at UC-Davis. It provided a good background into the science and assumes no extensive background in chemistry. There is a strong emphasis on carbonates and for those who are not deficient in manipulating equations, the formulas should be relatively easy to follow. Each chapter comes complete with references and the appendices are very thorough. In my opinion, the index could have been more complete and included more search possibilities, I did have trouble finding very specific items. I come from a biological background and was able to follow every chapter in the Pilson's book. Pilson writes very clearly, and I intend to keep this book as a general reference.
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