Environmental Chemistry

  • J. O’M. Bockris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. J. O’M. Bockris
    Pages 1-18
  3. R. W. Russell
    Pages 33-52
  4. R. M. E. Diamant
    Pages 95-119
  5. A. W. Mann
    Pages 121-178
  6. W. Strauss
    Pages 179-212
  7. J. Bricard
    Pages 313-330
  8. T. Mullins
    Pages 331-400
  9. H. Stephen Stoker, Spencer L. Seager
    Pages 401-427
  10. R. R. Brooks
    Pages 429-476
  11. E. J. Sternglass
    Pages 477-515
  12. J. O’W. Bockris
    Pages 517-548
  13. J. O’M. Bockris
    Pages 549-582
  14. J. O’M. Bockris
    Pages 583-604
  15. J. O’M. Bockris
    Pages 605-615
  16. E. D. Howe
    Pages 617-676
  17. L. E. Smythe
    Pages 677-747
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 771-795

About this book


There is no need in the 1970s to explain the writing of a book on "Environmen­ tal Chemistry. " The despoliation of the environment by man's activities has long been clear to chemists. However, it has been the subject of public debate for a short time-since the late 1960s. Curiously, there has been little reaction in the textbook literature to reflect this concern. Apart from some brief and sketchy paperbacks for schools, there has not yet been published a substantial review of environmental chemistry. One reason for this is the breadth of the chemistry involved: it could scarcely be covered by one or two authors, for it is as wide as chemistry itself. The ideal way to write such a book would be to gather a couple of dozen authors in one place and keep them together for 6 months of discussions and writing. This not being very practical, it was decided to do the next best thing and to attempt to network a number of men together in mutual correspondence and interaction, which would lead to a book that had the advantages of the expertise of a large number of persons, and lacked many of the usual disadvan­ tages of the multi author book. Thus, synopses of the various articles were sent to each author, and they were encouraged to interact with each other in attempting to avoid repetition and in keeping their symbols uniform and their presentation style coordinated.


chemistry environment environmental chemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • J. O’M. Bockris
    • 1
  1. 1.Flinders University of South AustraliaBedford ParkAustralia

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