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Re: water chemistry textbook

As a very long time list member I generally do not get into debates about most of the subjects that have gone around on this list.  But this time I will speak up in defense of Mr. Gomberg.
    Years ago before I became a college student in Aquaculture, I asked that very same question and got the same answer from Mr. Gomberg and a few other older members of the list at that time.  I went to a used book store and bought a high school chemistry book and found that it explained subjects in great detail.  I now have a few college texts that assume you have the basics from high school and would have blown me away if I hadn't read the basic high school book first.  Too many young people think a straight forward answer is patronizing.  I would stay away from Freshman college books as most are geared for someone who has basic high school chemistry.   If you still feel you want a basic book try " Aquariology", Master Volume from Tetra Press.   You may find a used high school book cheaper and more in detail and they generally break down  what they are telling you.  JiM C.
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 12:30:15 -0400
From: Shireen Gonzaga <whimbrel at comcast_net>
Subject: Re: water chemistry textbook?

 >> Can someone please recommend a good water chemistry text book,
 >> something that will help me follow all the chemistry-heavy threads on
 >> this list and its archives?

 > Go to your local used book store and find a freshman chemistry book.
 > Or even a high-school one.

Mr. Gomberg, I do not appreciate your patronizing tone.
I specifically posted that request on this list because
there are list members, who are well-versed in chemistry,
who could suggest reliable text books, the kinds that are
not peppered with errors. I would never waste my hard-
earned money by getting a book the way you just described.

- - shireen

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Shireen Gonzaga
whimbrel at comcast_net

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