Paperback: 688 pages
Publisher: Academic Press; 3 edition (January 28, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7.5 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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Not that there are a lot of alternatives, but this is really the best book on the topic and the update was long overdue. It is tedious to read, but incredibly rich in detail and brilliantly organized. It is very comprehensive. It is a textbook/reference, so one should not expect it to be easy reading. I would rank this close to the top among the hundreds and hundreds of textbooks/references I have read or used in my 20 years. I rarely give 5 stars to a book, but this really is brilliant.
I read the second edition as an undergraduate, and then picked this up to prep for my comprehensive PhD exams. I read it cover to cover in three weeks and found it immensely helpful. It's been meticulously updated and reorganized, and it's beautifully written. Straightforward and clearly written.
An absolute standard in Biogeochemistry. The price goes up and down on this product, so it's wise to use a price watch to catch it at the best time.No Environmental Science student should be caught without a copy of this.
This book is a clear and thorough read. It contains many great case examples, and I didn't find myself confused at any part reading through it. That being said, the appendix is atrocious. You're better off just perusing the chapter that may contain a particular concept than checking the appendix. The problem sets are a bit confusing and unclear. It can be difficult to know what the authors are asking, and the methods to calculate the answers are often not explicit.
This is a very informative text that is applicable to a variety of fields. The authors do an excellent job of bringing together data from a myriad of sources to build a compelling case for fundamental linkages between the biosphere and abiotic processes on the planet.
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