Biogeochemistry of Estuaries

Biogeochemistry of Estuaries

5 (1 rating by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Biogeochemistry of Estuaries offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to understanding biogeochemical cycling in estuaries. Designed as a text for intermediate to advanced students, this book utilizes numerous illustrations and an extensive literature base to impart the current state-of-the-art knowledge in this field. While many of the existing books in estuarine science are comprised of edited volumes, typically focused on highly specific topics in estuaries, Biogeochemistry of Estuaries provides, for the first time, a unique foundation in the areas of geomorphology, geochemistry, biochemistry, aqueous chemistry, and ecology, while making strong linkages (trhoughout the text) to ecosystem-based processes in estuarine sciences. Estuaries, located at the interface between land and the coastal ocean are dynamic, highly productive systems that, in many cases, have been historically associated with development of many of the great centers of early human civilization. Consequentially, these systems have and continue to be highly impacted by anthropogenic inputs. This timely book takes the foundational basis of elemental cycling in estuarine and applies it to estuarine management issues. Biogeochemistry of Estuaries will be welcomed by estuarine/marine scientists, ecologists, biogeochemists, and environmentalists around the world.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 160 x 238.8 x 40.6mm | 1,065.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 266 line illus.
  • 0195160827
  • 9780195160826
  • 1,024,250

Review quote

The range and depth of material presented is testimony to hard work of the author...The target audience for this publication is potentially very large and deservedly so, as in my opinion its timely publication could help to conserve the biodiversity of estuarine ecosystems whilst allowing their continued economic exploitation by man... * Stephen Hoskins, Journal of Biological Education, Vol. 41(4) * The strong suit of this book is that it provides a comprehensive introduction over the range of important estuarine processes, particularly those related to organic-matter cycling. On more than one occasion, I found myself asking, "What about...?", only to find a descriptive section and reference to my query on the next page. * Limnology and Oceanography Bulleting, Vol 16 (1) March 2007 *show more

Rating details

1 ratings
5 out of 5 stars
5 100% (1)
4 0% (0)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X