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) Frontiers in Geochemistry 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.
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)
"They provide an up to date insight into the subject and have been written in an accessible style [...] This book provides a view of current challenges in what is ultimately a fascinating volume, suitable for all those interested in earth systems and a must read for geologists and chemists alike."
- Chemistry World, 1 September 2011