"There is no obvious single-volume competitor to this book in the field it describes and it can be strongly recommended for the personal or library bookshelves..."
-John G. Farmer, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, SCIENCEDIRECT JUNE 2005
"Remarkably detailed and comprehensive in its coverage...excellent reference tables and colorful graphic and maps. ...Essential."
- CHOICE, September 2006
"...a well-conceived and well-designed book...it succeeds as both a work of reference and a general textbook."
John G. Farmer for "Science of the Total Environment"
"I’m most pleased to have had the opportunity to learn a lot while I reviewed this book and thus recommend it highly and without reservation. It’s a “must-have” for a well rounded academic bookshelf!"
- David F. Hardwick, MD, FRCPC, LLD, The University of British Columbia