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Non-Marine Organic Geochemistry

Series: Cambridge Earth Science Series

By: Frederick M Swain

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Nov 2010 | #185580 | ISBN-13: 9780521155106
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This book was originally published in 1970. Writing from the viewpoint of a geologist rather than a chemist, the author outlines the geologically important organic compounds and their reactions, as well as the fundamental analytical methods used in organic chemistry. He discusses the occurrence of organic residues in freshwater sediments and sedimentary rocks and evaluates both the importance of these residues in palaeoenvironmental and related problems and their role as biochemical fossils. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in non-marine organic geochemistry, together with anyone involved in the related areas of organic oceanography, limnology, petroleum geochemistry, coal and oil shale research and the space programme.


Preface; 1. Introduction to study of organic sediments; 2. Biogeochemical field and laboratory analysis; 3. Characteristics of non-marine sediments and sedimentary rocks; 4. Bitumens of non-marine sediments and sedimentary rocks; 5. Protein amino acids of non-marine deposits; 6. Carbohydrates of non-marine deposits; 7. Organic pigments of non-marine deposits; 8. Organic acids in non-marine deposits; 9. Organic geochemistry of non-marine humus; 10. Organic geochemistry of non-marine coal; 11. Geologic history of non-marine organic matter; Appendixes; References; Indexes.

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