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The Bookshelf: Sept. 7, 2016

In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights Where Have All the Plastics Gone?

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Trib+Water is joining with respected books authority Kirkus Reviews to bring you select reviews of books of note in the field of water studies. For more book reviews and recommendations, visit Kirkus.com.

WHERE HAVE ALL THE PLASTICS GONE? MENAGE A TROIS IN THE SEA SURFACE MICROLAYER: Nanoparticles as Vectors of Environmental Chemicals

by H.G. Brack

A comprehensive collection of information about nanoparticles and their impact on the environment. ... The “Ménage à Trois” of the title refers to the complex, harmful relationship between nanoparticles, chemicals, and microorganisms, which the author blames for environmental problems. … he does not shy away from eloquent indictments of the modern world, as when he references “the ever increasing growth of pyrotechnic petrochemical nuclear society…in the context of a vulnerable biosphere in crisis.” … this book is not intended for a general audience and would be ineffective as an introduction to the problems of nanoparticle pollution. However, it does provide a wealth of information and a thorough, detailed compilation of current research for readers who have an existing knowledge base on the subject and seek impassioned analysis.

For the full review, visit kirkus.com.

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