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Title Chemistry in the marine environment / editors, R.E. Hester and R.M. Harrison
Published Cambridge, U.K. : Royal Society of Chemistry, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 98 pages) : illustrations
Series Issues in environmental science and technology, 1350-7583 ; 13
Issues in environmental science and technology ; 13. 1350-7583
Contents The oceans and climate / R.E. Hester, R.M. Harrison and Grant R. Bigg -- The use of U-Th series radionuclides and transient tracers in oceanography : an overview / R.E. Hester, R.M. Harrison, Peter W. Swarzenski, D. Reide Corbett, Joseph M. Smoak and Brent A. Mckee -- Pharmaceuticals from the sea / R.E. Hester, R.M. Harrison, Raymond J. Andersen and David E. Williams -- Contamination and pollution in the marine environment / R.E. Hester, R.M. Harrison and Stephen J. De Mora
Summary The oceans cover more than 70% of the earth's surface to an average depth of almost 4000 metres. It is therefore not surprising that exchanges that occur between ocean and atmosphere exert major influences on the global climate. In addition, there is great variety within the expanses of the ocean, including large temperature differences, and enormous biodiversity brought about by the great chemical diversity within the marine environment. Written by international experts in the field, Chemistry in the Marine Environment offers a multidisciplinary and authoritative review of this important topic. Included is a review of the opportunities and challenges in developing new pharmaceuticals from the sea and an examination of contamination and pollution in the marine environment, which is a cause of great concern world-wide. The international perspective of this book will engage the interest and attention of a wide readership, from chemical oceanographers to policymakers, from students in environmental science to those in oceanography programmes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Chemical oceanography.
Ocean-atmosphere interaction.
Form Electronic book
Author Harrison, Roy M., 1948-
Hester, R. E. (Ronald E.)
Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
LC no. 2001411025
ISBN 0854042601 (paperback)
1591244110 (electronic bk.)
9780854042609 (paperback)
9781591244110 (electronic bk.)