Frontiers in Geochemistry: Contribution of Geochemistry to the Study of the Earth / Edition 1

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This is a unique collection of reviews of the significance of geochemistry in the earth sciences, with contributions from a range of internationally distinguished scientists. It deals with both the historical contribution (Part 1) and the current and likely future importance of the subject in dealing with key environmental issues (Part 2). The book is based on contributions given to the 2008 IGC session with same name:
• Provides the most comprehensive review of the scope and achievements of modern geochemistry in a form accessible to and affordable by students (advanced undergraduates and graduates)
• The contributors are all world leaders in their particular field
• Co-published with the IAGC - the worlds premiere learned society for the geochemistry community.
• The only affordable and single-volume overview of the entire subject.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
A useful reference text, nonetheless buy it for your library.”  (Geological Journal, 1 January 2013)

“Nevertheless, overall the book is very readable, and the reference list and the nice addition of “additional reading” lists at the end of the chapters will be very welcome to those that buy it.”  (American Mineralogist, 1 November 2012)

"A useful acquisition for academic science libraries. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals." (Choice, 1 November 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405193382
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Russell Harmon is a Program Manager at the ARL Army Research Office, where he manages the extramural basic research program in terrestrial sciences which focuses on terrain properties and characterization, terrestrial processes and dynamics, terrestrial system analysis and modeling, and geospatial information science. University and. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and National Speleological Society and Past President of the International Association of GeoChemistry.

Andrew Parker is an environmental geochemist, and was formerly Head of the Postgraduate Research Institute for Sedimentology, University of Reading, UK. He has supervised 60 PhD students from many countries, and is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Geological Society, and the Mineralogical Society.

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Table of Contents

Editors and Contributors.

Editors' Preface (Andrew Parker and Russell S. Harmon).

Introduction to Frontiers in Geochemistry: Contribution of Geochemistry to the Study of the Earth (Stuart Ross Taylor).

Part 1: Contribution of Geochemistry to the Study of the Earth.

1. Geochemistry and Secular Geochemical Evolution of the Earth's Mantle and Lower Crust (Balz S. Kamber).

2. Crustal Evolution – A Mineral Archive Perspective (C.J. Hawkesworth, A.I.S. Kemp, B. Dhuime and C.D. Storey).

3. Discovering the History of Atmospheric Oxygen (Heinrich D. Holland).

4. Geochemistry of the Oceanic Crust (Karsten M. Haase).

5. Silicate Rock Weathering and the Global Carbon Cycle (Sigurdur R. Gislason and Eric H. Oelkers).

6. Geochemistry of Secular Evolution of Groundwater (Tomas Paces).

7. Stable Isotope Geochemistry: Some Perspectives (Jochen Hoefs).

Part 2: Frontiers in Geochemistry.

8. Geochemistry of Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide (Yousif K. Kharaka and David R. Cole).

9. Microbial Geochemistry: At the Intersection of Disciplines (Philip Bennett and Christopher Omelon).

10. Nanogeochemistry: Nanostructures and Their Reactivity in Natural Systems (Yifeng Wang, Huizhen Gao and Huifang Xu).

11. Urban Geochemistry (Morten Jartun and Rolf Tore Ottesen).

12. Archaeological and Anthropological Applications of Isotopic and Elemental Geochemistry (Henry P. Schwarcz).


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