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This a lot revised and extended version offers a priceless and distinctive precis of the various makes use of of diatoms in quite a lot of purposes within the environmental and earth sciences. specific emphasis is put on using diatoms in analysing ecological difficulties on the topic of weather swap, acidification, eutrophication, and different pollutants matters. The chapters are divided into sections for simple reference, with separate sections overlaying symptoms in numerous aquatic environments. a last part explores diatom use in different fields of analysis akin to forensics, oil and gasoline exploration, nanotechnology, and archaeology. 16 new chapters were further because the first version together with introductory chapters on diatom biology and the numerical methods utilized by diatomists. The broad thesaurus has additionally been increased and now contains over 1,000 exact entries, in order to support non-specialists to exploit the e-book successfully.

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