Geomicrobiology

Geomicrobiology

by Henry Lutz Lutz Ehrlich
     
 

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Maintaining the qualities that sent previous editions into multiple printings, this edition continues to explore the role that microbes have played in specific geological processes. The author discusses acidophilic iron-oxidizing bacteria, acidophilic iron- and metal sulfide-oxidation, and the geomicrobiology of bauxites. He covers geomicrobial methods, mineral

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Maintaining the qualities that sent previous editions into multiple printings, this edition continues to explore the role that microbes have played in specific geological processes. The author discusses acidophilic iron-oxidizing bacteria, acidophilic iron- and metal sulfide-oxidation, and the geomicrobiology of bauxites. He covers geomicrobial methods, mineral formation and transformation, biodegradation or transformation of organics and inorganics, carbonates, silicates, phosphates, metal-oxides, and metal-sulfides, and practical applications of geomicrobial processes. The book includes end-of-chapter summaries, 2800 up-to-date literature citations, and a glossary.

Editorial Reviews

BioScience
Praise for the Previous Editions... "...the first text book that attempts to cover the field [of geomicrobiology] as a whole... "...The author is to be commended...essential in all libraries (public or private) that deal with any of the processes covered.
AMSA Bulletin
...takes the reader methodically through a large library of geomicrobial processes, some of which have had profound global effects. "...all chapters are packed with information for the student and browser.
Inform
...well—written...serve[s] as an excellent introductory text for advanced undergraduate students, and also as a useful tool for researchers in the subject area.
This textbook describes geomicrobial activities in relation to geologically important classes of substance or elements. The main subject is the bio-oxidation and bio-reduction of such materials as silicon, nitrogen, mercury, iron, manganese, and metal sulfides. The fourth edition incorporates new findings in the field, and adds a chapter on the role of microbes in the formation of bauxite. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Booknews
A text/reference that explores the role which microbes play or have played in specific geological processes. This revised and expanded edition integrates important advances in the field, in such areas as subsurface microbiology as it relates to groundwater, carbonate deposition, rock weathering, methyl-mercury formation, oxidation and reduction of iron and manganese, chromate reduction, oxidation and reduction of molybdenum, reduction of vanadate (V) and uranium (VI), oxidation and reduction of sulfur compounds, reduction of selenate and selenite, methanogenesis, microbial attack of coal, and degradation of hydrocarbons. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824781866
Publisher:
Dekker, Marcel Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1990
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
664

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