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Re: water chemistry textbook
- To: "Aquatic-Plant Digest" <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: water chemistry textbook
- From: "James Capelle" <jcapwet at cox_net>
- Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 05:51:55 -0400
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
whimbrel at comcast_net
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