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Aims to supplement the existing textbooks by providing a modern understanding of biogeochemistry, from evolutionary biogeochemistry to practical applications of biogeochemical ideas such as human biogeochemistry, biogeochemical standards and biogeochemical technologies.
1: Introduction. 1. The Basic Concepts and Approaches to the Subject. 2. Historical Development of Biogeochemistry. 2: Evolutionary Biogeochemistry. 1. Introduction. 2. Origin of Elements. 3. Earth Evolution. 4. Origin of Life. 5. Evolution of Biogeochemical Cycles. 6. Role of Biogeochemical Cycles in Biogenic Deposition Formation. 3: Biogeochemical Cycling of Macroelements. 1. Introduction to Biogeochemical Cycling of Elements. 2. Biogeochemistry Cycle of Carbon. 3. Biogeochemistry Cycle of Nitrogen. 4. Biogeochemistry Cycle of Phosphorus. 5. Biogeochemistry Cycle of Sulfur. 6. Biogeochemical Cycle of Silicon. 7. Biogeochemistry Cycle of Calcium. 4: Biogeochemical Cycling of Trace Elements. 1. Biogeochemistry of Copper. 2. Biogeochemistry of Zinc. 3. Biogeochemistry of Selenium. 4. Biogeochemistry of Boron. 5. Biogeochemistry of Molybdenum. 5: Interactions of Biogeochemical Cycles. 1. Stoichiometric Aspects of Nutrient Uptake and Nutrient Limitation of Living Matter Production. 2. Stoichiometric Aspects of Nutrient Recycling. 3. Thermodynamics of Bacterial Energetics. 4. Biogeochemical Modelling. 6: Regional Biogeochemistry. 1. Biogeochemistry of Arctic Ecosystems. 2. Biogeochemistry of Tundra Ecosystems. 3. Biogeochemistry of Boreal and Sub-Boreal Forest Ecosystems. 4. Biogeochemistry of Steppes and Deserts. 5. Biogeochemistry of Tropical Ecosystems. 7: Biogeochemical Mapping. 1. Characterization of Soil-Biogeochemical Conditions in the World's Terrestrial Ecosystems. 2. Biogeochemical Classification and Simulation of Biosphere Organization. 3. Biogeochemical Mapping on Continental, Regional and Local Scales. 8: Environmental Biogeochemistry. 1. Environmental Biogeochemistry of Nitrogen. 2. Environmental Biogeochemistry of Mercury. 3. Environmental Biogeochemistry of Lead. 9: Human Biogeochemistry. 1. Biogeochemical and Physiological Peculiarities of Human Population Health. 2. Human Health Indices in Technogenic and Agrogenic Biogeochemical Provinces. 10: Biogeochemical Standards. 1. Critical Load Concept for Impact Oriented Emission Abatement Strategy of Sulfur and Nitrogen Acid-Forming and Eutrophication Compounds. 2. Calculation of Critical Loads for Heavy Metals at Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems. 3. Examples of Critical Loads Calculations for Heavy Metals. 11: Future Trends in Modern Biogeochemistry. References. Index.
A very interesting title for the tutor's and researcher's library Vladimir Bashkin's book, written in cooperation with R.W. Howarth, provides some aspects of biogeochemistry that were absent in recent titles and contains useful material that can be incorporated in a biogeochemistry course. [...] I would highly recommend it as an additional course material source to the biogeochemistry teacher of graduate or undergraduate classes. It contains a lot of useful material which will not be found easily in another contemporary title. I would also recommend it to scholars doing research in biogeochemistry or related fields, as it contains some interesting approaches to the subject by Russian and other former USSR scientists, with which the west is largely unfamiliar with.' (Kostas Kourtidis, University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece in EGS Newsletter) ' This is a very well illustrated text, incorporating questions for the student to work upon at the end of each chapter. It is very readable and extremely informative' (Mervyn Richardson, in International Journal of Environmental Studies, December 2003, Vol. 60 (6), Taylor & Francis Ltd.) ' The aim of putting together a textbook has certainly been achieved. There is plenty of interesting material. It is particularly positive to read examples from Russia and other parts of the former Soviet Union, which were at least partly inaccessible to most of the international readership until about 15 years ago. This textbook certainly depicts the current methods that link experience from specific fields and reveals a more holistic view of reality. (Jorg Matschullat, Interdisciplinary Enviromental Research Center, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany. Enviromental Geology (2004) 46:683-684)