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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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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.
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)
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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824707644
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1 Introduction 1
2 The Earth as a Microbial Habitat 7
3 The Origin of Life and Its Early History 21
4 The Lithosphere as a Microbial Habitat 49
5 The Hydrosphere as a Microbial Habitat 73
6 Geomicrobial Processes: A Physiological and Biochemical Overview 117
7 Methods in Geomicrobilogy 153
8 Microbial Formation and Degradation of Carbonates 183
9 Geomicrobial Interactions with Silicon 229
10 Geomicrobiology of Aluminum: Microbes and Bauxite 255
11 Geomicrobial Interactions with Phosphorus 267
12 Geomicrobially Important Interactions with Nitrogen 289
13 Geomicrobial Interactions with Arsenic and Antimony 303
14 Geomicrobiology of Mercury 327
15 Geomicrobiology of Iron 345
16 Geomicrobiology of Manganese 429
17 Geomicrobial Interactions with Chromium, Molybdenum, Vanadium, Uranium, and Polonium 529
18 Geomicrobiology of Sulfur 549
19 Biogenesis and Biodegradation of Sulfide Minerals at the Earth's Surface 621
20 Geomicrobiology of Selenium and Tellurium 669
21 Geomicrobiology of Fossil Fuels 683
Glossary 733
Index 749
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