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What happens to a chemical once it enters the natural environment? How do its physical and chemical properties influence its transport, persistence, and partitioning in the biosphere? How do natural forces influence its distribution? How are the answers to these questions useful in making toxicological and epidemiological forecasts?<br> <br> Environmental Chemodynamics, Second Edition introduces readers to the concepts, tools, and techniques currently used to answer these and other critical questions about the fate and transport of chemicals in the natural environment. Like its critically acclaimed predecessor, its main focus is on the mechanisms and rates of movement of chemicals across the air/soil, soil/water, and water/air interfaces, and on how natural processes work to mobilize chemicals near and across interfaces--information vital to performing human and ecological risk assessments.<br> <br> Also consistent with the first edition, Environmental Chemodynamics, Second Edition is organized to accommodate readers of every level of experience. The first section is devoted to theoretical underpinnings and includes discussions of mass balance, thermodynamics, transport science concepts, and more. The second section concentrates on practical aspects, including the movement between bed-sediment and water, movement between soil and air, and intraphase chemical behavior.<br> <br> This revised and updated edition of Louis J. Thibodeaux's 1979 classic features new or expanded coverage of: <br> * Equilibrium models for environmental compartments <br> * Dry deposition of particles and vapors onto water and soil surfaces <br> * Chemical profiles in rivers and estuaries, particles and porous media <br> * Fate and transport in the atmospheric boundary layer and within subterranean media <br> * Chemical exchange between water column and bed-sediment <br> * Intraphase chemical transport and fate<br> <br> <br> This Second Edition of Environmental Chemodynamics also includes twice as many references and 50% more exercises and practice problems.
This book provides a solid overview of the important metallurgical concepts related to the microstructures of irons and steels, and it provides detailed guidelines for the proper metallographic techniques used to reveal, capture, and understand microstructures. This book provides clearly written explanations of important concepts, and step-by-step instructions for equipment selection and use, microscopy techniques, specimen preparation, and etching. Dozens of concise and helpful 'metallographic tips' are included in the chapters on laboratory practices and specimen preparation. The book features over 500 representative microstructures, with discussions of how the structures can be altered by heat treatment and other means. A handy index to these images is provided, so the book can also be used as an atlas of iron and steel microstructures. Contents include: Introduction to steels and cast irons; Origin of microstructure; Alteration of microstructure; The metallographer and the metallographic laboratory; The metallurgical microscope; The expanded metallographic laboratory; Metallographic specimen preparation; The art of revealing microstructure; Appendices; Index.
Do you want to attack the pin and leave yourself shorter putts? Then "Accurate Iron Play" is the Quick Guide for you. It focuses on the approach shot-what makes it different from a drive for distance-and how it enables you to zero in on your target. It looks at both the factors that affect your shot choices and the techniques that improve distance control and accuracy with your irons: ** Understand the strategic choices involved in approach shots ** "Hold" your wrist cock during the downswing ** Avoid casting from the top ** Make a crisp downward strike on the ball that prevents flipping ** Learn to "dial in" distances with different irons ** Control your trajectory ** And more! The techniques for making better approach shots aren't hard to learn, and it doesn't take endless hours on the range to gain an amazing amount of control. All you need is a clear understanding of why the ball behaves as it does and how to choose and use the best iron for the job. All you need is "Accurate Iron Play."
In this thirteenth Phryne Fisher mystery, Phryne returns with a flourish to solve the most horrifying crime yet which takes her from a funfair ghost train to an abandoned mine in the old gold fields.
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