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Part I - Introduction: Nature, Properties, and Distribution of Water.-Peculiarities of Water as an Environmental Habitat for Microorganisms.-Part II- Biological Aspects of Microorganisms in Aquatic Environments: Aspects of the Molecular Biology of Microorganisms of Relevance to the Aquatic Environment.-Taxonomy, Physiology and Ecology of Aquatic Microorganisms.-Part III - The Ecology of Microorganisms in Natural Waters.- Ecology of Microorganisms in Freshwater.- Ecology of Microorganisms in Saline Waters (Seas and Oceans).-Part IV - Pollution and Purification of, and Disease Transmission in, Water: Pollution of Aquatic Systems: Pollution through Eutrophication, Fecal Materials and Oil Spills.-Disease Transmission in Water.-Purification of Water.-Part V - Waste Disposal in Aquatic and Solid Media: Waste Disposal in the Aqueous Medium: Sewage Disposal.-Waste Disposal in Solid Media: The Disposal of Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW).-Index.
From the reviews:"The author explores the environmental systems and links them with the ecology of microorganisms. ... Each of the well-written topics presented contains current and practical information. The book is based on a course taught by the author; therefore, it is useful for both undergraduates and beginning graduate students in microbiology, public health, aquatic science, and civil/environmental engineering. The work is also valuable for practitioners lacking microbiology or biology backgrounds ... . Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." (M. E. Lenczewski, Choice, Vol. 49 (7), March, 2012)