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About this book
About this book
Since 1980 a considerable amount of scientific research dealing with geochemical processes in marine sediments has been carried out. This textbook summarizes the state-of-the-art in this field of research providing a complete representation of the subject and including the most recent findings. The topics covered include the examination of sedimentological and physical properties of the sedimentary solid phase. A new chapter describes properties, occurrence and formation of gas hydrates in marine sediments. The textbook ends with a chapter on model conceptions and computer models to quantify processes of early diagenesis.
The Solid Phase of Marine Sediments * Geophysical Perspectives in Marine Sediments * Physical Properties of Marine Sediments * Sedimentary Magnetism * Quantification of Early Diagenesis: Dissolved Constituents in Marine Pore Water * Organic Matter: The Driving Force for Early Diagenesis * Bacteria and Marine Biogeochemistry * Early Diagenesis at the Benthic Boundary Layer: Oxygen and Nitrate in Marine Sediments * The Reactivity of Iron * Sulfate Reduction in Marine Sediments * Marine Carbonates: Their Formation and Destruction * Influences of Geochemical Processes on Stable Isotope Distribution in Marine Sediments * Manganese: Predominant Role of Nodules and Crusts * Back to the Ocean Cycles: Benthic Fluxes and Their Distribution Patterns * Input from the Deep: Hot Vents and Cold Seeps * Conceptual Models and Computer Models * Index.
574 pages, 303 illus., 49 in colour
From the reviews of the second edition: "This volume will provide a high-level reference book in marine geochemistry for post-graduates and post-doctoral researchers in the earth sciences. ! In summary, this book provides a broad coverage of marine-sediment (bio)geochemistry. It is clearly written and well illustrated, with excellent diagrams and graphs. The quality of photographs, figures and layout is high. The price is affordable for students. ! I recommend it to all those entering this field at the M.Sc level or higher." (Vesselin Dekov, Journal of Sedimentary Research, August, 2007)