Chemical Quality of Water and the Hydrologic Cycle



The editors compiled this book with a very timely and important aim in mind, that of illustrating in a holistic manner some important changes that people's activities impose on water as it moves through the hydrologic cycle. The relations between atmospheric, surface and subsurface water quality relative to anthropogenic pollution have been a theme of environmental education for over 20 years; drawing together researchers from diverse disciplines to consider these links is still a much needed and timely activity. The editors have succeeded in putting together a collection of papers that illustrates chemical changes at several places in the hydrologic cycle. Unfortunately, most contributors to the volume give little explicit attention to the holistic theme.