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Wiley-Blackwell Uk, April 2012
Softcover, 452 pages
27.7cm × 22cm × 2.5cm

Introduction to Geochemistry Principles and Applications

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This book is intended to serve as a text for an introductory course

in geochemistry for undergraduate/graduate students with at least

an elementary?level background in earth sciences, chemistry,

and mathematics. The text, containing 83 tables and 181

figures, covers a wide variety of topics ? ranging from

atomic structure to chemical and isotopic equilibria to modern

biogeochemical cycles ? which are divided into four

interrelated parts: Crystal Chemistry; Chemical Reactions (and

biochemical reactions involving bacteria); Isotope Geochemistry

(radiogenic and stable isotopes); and The Earth Supersystem, which

includes discussions pertinent to the evolution of the solid Earth,

the atmosphere, and the hydrosphere.

In keeping with the modern trend in the field of geochemistry,

the book emphasizes computational techniques by developing

appropriate mathematical relations, solving a variety of problems

to illustrate application of the mathematical relations, and

leaving a set of questions at the end of each chapter to be solved

by students. However, so as not to interrupt the flow of the

text, involved chemical concepts and mathematical derivations are

separated in the form of boxes. Supplementary materials are

packaged into ten appendixes that include a standard?state

(298.15 K, 1 bar) thermodynamic data table and a listing of answers

to selected chapter?end questions.

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