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Principles of Geochemistry


By: Giulio Ottonello

894 pages, 478 figs, tabs

Columbia University Press

Paperback | Mar 2000 | #106386 | ISBN: 0231099851
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Hardback | Dec 1997 | #65372 | ISBN: 0231099843
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Revised English edition of the now classic Principi di geochemica, which offers a broader coverage of the field than is available in other texts.

Geochemistry is a vast subject, and Giulio Ottonellos book covers a very large spectrum of the subject in an authoritative way. This is perhaps because of his research involvements in a variety of problems in geochemistry that include solid state geochemistry, trace element geochemistry, development of electrolyte sensors, fluid-rock interaction, and topics at the interface between thermodynamics and crystal chemistry. . . . The book should appeal to both students and active researchers, especially when they need a good exposure to fields outside of their own specialty.


Elemental properties and crystal chemistry; concepts of chemical thermodynamics; thermochemistry of crystalline solids; some concepts of defect chemistry; silicates; thermochemistry of silicate melts; introduction to petrogenetic systems; geochemistry of aqueous phases; geochemistry of gaseous phases; trace element geochemistry; isotope geochemistry. Appendices: constants, units and conversion factors; review of mathematics.

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Giulio Ottenello is professor of earth science at the Universita degli Studi di Genova, Italy.

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