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Dissociative recombination of molecular ions

Mats Larsson and Ann Orel 

Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press 2008 | 380pp | ?75.00 (HB) ISBN 9780521828192 

This book describes dissociative recombination of molecular ions and its application in physical chemistry and physics. 

Environmental chemistry 

Colin Baird and Michael Cann 

New York, US: W H Freeman 2008 | 773pp | ?42.99 (HB) ISBN 9781429201460 

This fourth edition offers new sections on ’green chemistry’ and complementary articles from  Scientific American 

The chemistry of soils 

Garrison Sposito 

Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press 2008 | 329pp | ?49.00 (HB) ISBN 9780195313697 

This new edition of a book first published in 1989 describes soil chemistry for students in environmental science, hydrology, agriculture and related subjects. 

Essentials of nucleic acid analysis: a robust approach 

Jacquie Keer and Lyndsey Birch (eds) 

Cambridge, UK: RSC Publishing 2008 | 248pp | ?79.95 (HB) ISBN 9780854043675 

This book sets out to guide the analyst through the steps needed to obtain good quality results in DNA analysis.