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Phosphorus in the Enviroment

Its Chemistry and Biochemistry

Authors: Ruth Porter, David W. FitzSimons Publisher: Wiley Publication date: 2009 Publication language: Angielski Number of pages: 332 Publication formats: EAN: 9780470718070 ISBN: 9780470718070 Category: The environment Publisher's index: - Bibliographic note: -


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  • Phosphorus in the Environment: its chemistry and biochemistry 6
    • Contents 8
      • Phosphorus: a general introduction 14
      • Phosphorus and mankind’s problems today 18
        • Discussion 29
      • World resources of phosphorus 36
        • Discussion 57
      • Some economic and technical factors affecting use of phosphate raw materials 62
        • Discussion 77
      • Modern mankind’s influence on the natural cycles of phosphorus 88
        • Discussion 101
      • Phosphorus biochemistry 108
        • Discussion 121
      • The organic chemistry of phosphate transfer 130
        • Discussion 139
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