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Geochemistry: Pathways and Processes

By: Harry . McSween

432 pages, Illus

Columbia University Press

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #141954 | ISBN: 0231124406
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About this book

This book was written expressly for geologists and focuses on how geochemical principles can be used to solve practical problems. It incorporates new geochemical discoveries as examples of processes and pathways, and contains chapters on mineral structure and bonding, on organic matter and biomarkers.

I would happily recommend this book as a wide-ranging introduction to the subject. -- Mike Fowler Geological Magazine v. 142 2005


Contents

Preface1. Introducing Concepts in Geochemical Systems2. How Elements Behave3. A First Look at Thermodynamic Equilibrium4. How to Handle Solutions5. Diageneis: A Study in Kinetics6. Organic Matter and Biomarkers: A Different Perspective7. Chemical Weathering: Dissolution and Redox Processes8. The Oceans and Atmosphere as a Geochemical System9. Temperature and Pressure Changes: Themodynamics Again10. Picturing Equilibria: Phase Diagrams11. Kinetics and Crystallization12. The Solid Earth as a Geochemical System13. Using Stable Isotopes14. Using Radioactive Isotopes15. Stretching Our Horizons: CosmochemistryAppendix A: Mathematical MethodsAppendix B: Finding and Evaluating Geochemical DataAppendix C: Numerical Values of Geochemical InterestGlossaryIndex

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Biography

Harry Y. McSween, Jr., is a former chair of the department of geological sciences and Distinguished Professor of Science at the University of Tennessee. Steven M. Richardson is vice president for academic affairs at Winona State University in Minnesota. Maria E. Uhle is Jones Assistant Professor of Organic Geochemistry at the University of Tennessee.

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