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The Biomarker Guide, Volume 2: Biomarkers and Isotopes in the Petroleum Exploration and Earth History
K. E. Peters, et al
0521837626
December 16, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
'The authors have clearly and thoroughly explained the widespread application of biomarkers in the exploration and production of petroleum. No other book shows these organic markers so clearly as a useful tool for the operating geologist, the reservoir engineer, and professors and their students who work in the petroleum field.' John M. Hunt, Petroleum Geochemist, 1982 Alfred Treibs Medalist, author of Petroleum Geochemistry and Geology (1996, W.H. Freeman), Scientist Emeritus, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
'The updated and expanded Biomarker Guide, 2nd Edition has the quality and depth to become the 'scientific bible'for a diverse audience of experts and newcomers in this interdisciplinary field of science, ranging from geologists and archaeologists to environmental scientists, microbiologists, and chemists.'...


Geochemistry
Arthur H. H. Brownlow
0133982726
November 1995
Textbook Hardcover
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The publisher, Prentice-Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
This text covers the entire field of geochemistry -- assuming very little chemical and mathematical background on the part of students. It uses a blend of theory, laboratory, and field studies to show how geochemical principles can be used to solve specific geologic problems, and features many detailed examples of the application of geochemical principles to the study of natural waters, soil, and sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks.


Principles and Applications of Geochemistry
Gunter Faure
0023364505
Dec 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Designed to show readers how to use chemical principles in solving geological problems, this book emphasizes a quantitative approach to problem solving and demonstrates how chemical principles control geologic processes in atomic and large-scale environments. The book starts with basic principles and emphasizes quantitative methods of problem-solving. It uses the principles of isotope geology to enhance the understanding of appropriate geochemical subject areas. The book also examines the geochemical processes that affect the chemical composition of surface water and that determine its quality for human consumption. For anyone interested in Geochemistry or Geology.

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Designed to show readers how to use chemical principles in solving geological problems,...


Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry
Donald Langmuir
0023674121
Dec 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Langmuir provides a thorough presentation of natural chemical concentrations, systems and processes to help readers (1) understand controls on the chemical quality of surface and subsurface waters, and (2) distinguish between the natural and the anthropogenic. Unlike most authors, whose civil/sanitary engineering backgrounds promote a more aquatic chemistry perspective, LangmuirÕs geology/geochemistry experience focuses coverage on the chemical interactions between water and geological materials. The book provides valuable training in using in the geochemical computer code MINTEQA2 as an integral problem-solving tool.

Book Info
Offers up-to-date coverage of controls on the chemical quality of surface and subsurface waters, both pristine and polluted, with an...


Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change
William Schlesinge
012625155X
January 1997
Textbook Paperback
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Review
"...a clear analysis of the interactions among biological and chemical processes that determine the composition of the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere..."
-- P. Matson in ECOLOGY

"Schlesinger presents the material in a vivid style making the book both informative and a pleasure to read."
--Peter Warneck in JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY

"An excellent resource for earth scientists..."
--Berner & Berner, GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA

"Do not take a spin on a biogeochemical cycle without first reading Schlesinger's description of the components of that cycle."
--J.C.G. Walker, SCIENCE

"Careful attention to detail is evident...I recommend this book for any scientitst who needs a comprehensive and thoroughly referenced overview of biogeochemistry...well suited as a textbook."
--S.K....


The Biomarker Guide, Volume 1: Biomarkers and Isotopes in the Environment and Human History
K. E. Peters, et al
0521781582
December 16, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
'This expanded second edition is a great step forward from the outstanding first edition. It carefully builds a foundation for understanding modern organic geochemistry as applied to the fields of geology, archaeology, and environmental sciences. It contains a wealth of information for researchers and should be compulsory reading for all petroleum exploration and production geologists and engineers as well as all earth science graduate students.' Isaac R. Kaplan, Forensic Geochemist, 1993 Alfred Treibs Medalist, UCLA Emeritus Professor, Geology and Geochemistry
'This greatly expanded second edition is systematic in approach and comprehensive in scope. It should be of equal interest to petroleum geochemists, environmental chemists, biogeochemists, and archaeologists ... a must-have reference for professionals in these...


Advances in Organic Geochemistry, 1987: Organic Geochemistry in Petroleum Exploration and Analytical Geochemistry: Proceedings of the 13th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, Venice, September 21-25, 1987, Vol. 2
L. Mattavelli (Editor)
0080372368
May 1989
Hardcover
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Treatise on Geochemistry
Heinrich D. Holland
0080437516
June 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Hardbound.

About the Author
622551turekianeditor.jpg Radioactive, radiogenic and isotope measurements in Earth materials provide useful approaches to the study of terrestrial and cosmic processes. Our laboratory has used these tools to address problems as diverse as the circulation of Long Island Sound and the cosmic dust flux to our planet. A few of the projects are listed: 1. Air samples and atmospheric precipitation are analyzed for 222Rn(radon) daughters such as 210Pb and 214Pb as well as cosmogenically produced 7Be and 35S to determine: (a) the residence times of aerosols in different layers of the troposphere via 214Pb, 210Pb and 7Be, (b) the sources of ozone found in the troposphere based on correlations with 7Be and 210Pb, and (c) the oxidation and precipitation...


Principles of Stable Isotope Geochemistry, 1/e
Zachary Sharp
0130091391
January 20, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the first dedicated book to cover the basics of a wide range of stable isotope applications in a manner appropriate for someone entering the field. At the same time, it offers sufficient detail – and numerous references and examples – to direct research for further inquiry. Discusses diverse topics such as hydrology, carbon in plants, meteorites, carbonates, metamorphic rocks, etc. Explores the theory and principles of isotope fractionation. Offers unique, up-to-date discussion of meteorite (extraterrestrial) isotope data. Presents the subject in an interesting historical context, with the classic papers noted. A useful reference for students taking the course and professionals entering the field of Geochemistry.


Environmental Geochemistry
B. Sherwood Lollar
0080446434
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Volume 9 focuses on natural and anthropogenic environmental contaminants and their implications for human health and the environment. Environmental impacts on soils, groundwater, freshwater, the oceans and atmosphere are examined in the context of both inorganic geochemistry (metals, metalloids, radioactive compounds, mineral dusts, dissolved salts, acidification) and organic geochemistry (halogenated and non-halogenated hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, fuel oxygenates, pesticides, nutrients). Issues of risk, toxicity and exposure assessment; contaminant fate and transport; remediation and disposal; and source identification are examined in this context.

Reprinted individual volume from the acclaimed Treatise on Geochemistry, (10 Volume Set, ISBN 0-08-043751-6, published in 2003)

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Drainage Geochemistry in Mineral Exploration
M. Hale (Editor)
0444818545
December 1994
Hardcover
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Journal of Geochemical Exploration
...should be on the shelf of everyone working in the fields of exploration geochemistry or environmental geochemistry.

Review
...should be on the shelf of everyone working in the fields of exploration geochemistry or environmental geochemistry. Journal of Geochemical Exploration

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An Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry
Susan M. Libes
0471509469
January 6, 1992
Hardcover
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Book Description
Focuses on the ocean's role in the global biogeochemical cycling of selected elements and the impact of humans on the transport of these elements. Among the topics covered are the chemical composition of seawater from the perspectives of elemental speciation and the impact of solutes on water's physical behavior; biogeochemical phenomena which control accumulation and preservation of marine sediments; marine chemistry of radioactive and stable isotopes; seawater pollution. Contains many examples as well as steady-state models to aid readers in understanding this relatively young, growing and complex science.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
Focuses on the ocean's role in the global biogeochemical cycling of selected elements and the impact of humans on the transport of these...


Diffusion, Atomic Ordering, and Mass Transport: Selected Topics in Geochemistry, Vol. 8
J. Ganguly (Editor)
0387972870
November 1990
Hardcover
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Treatise on Geochemistry, Volume 1
A. M. Davis
0080447201
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Review
"recommended to researchers and students for a concise up-to-date overview of the field."
H. Rauer, German Aerospace Center, Berlin, Germany

Book Description
Volume 1 provides a broad overview of the chemistry of the solar system. It includes chapters on the origin of the elements and solar system abundances, the solar nebula and planet formation, meteorite classification, the major types of meteorites, important processes in early solar system history, geochemistry of the terrestrial planets, the giant planets and their satellite, comets, and the formation and early differentiation of the Earth. This volume is intended to be the first reference work one would consult to learn about the chemistry of the solar system.

Reprinted individual volume from the acclaimed Treatise on...


Groundwater Geochemistry : A Practical Guide to Modeling of Natural and Contaminated Aquatic Systems
Broder J. Merkel, et al
3540241957
April 19, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Groundwater Chemistry - A practical guide to modeling of natural and contaminated aquatic systems was translated and updated from the German version published in 2002. This volume fills a gap in the field of modern text books by focusing on the solution of practical hydrogeochemical questions with the help of PhreeqC. The first chapter concentrates on the minimum theoretical knowledge needed for beginners, especially non-chemists, to start with the ambitious task of hydrogeochemical modeling. The second chapter gives an overview of hydrogeochemical modeling and its general application. The main emphasis is on practical exercises and their solution (chapters 3 and 4). Terms and level of the book are chosen in such a way that academics with some basic hydrogeological or chemical understanding, as well as graduate...


Geochemistry and Fluid Flow
Larry W. Lake
0444505695
January 2002
Hardcover
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Review
L.M. Cathles
Mathematically inclined economic geologists who could benefit from advanced concepts and methods should have this book on their shelves.
Economic Geology, 2005

Book Description
Fluid flow, as it applies to geologic media, is the topic of this volume. The range of interest is large; it encompasses the weathering of geologic formations by the action of water, the manner in which certain minerals come to occur in commercial quantities, the fate of chemical contaminants once they enter an aquifer, optimal methods to remove (or at least contain) these contaminants, and ways to improve the recovery of hydrocarbons from reservoirs.
While it is impossible to treat all of the applications of geochemical flow in a single volume, it is possible to treat certain features...


The Crust
R. L. Rudnick
008044847X
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Review
...The Crust is certainly the work that should be of greatest interest to workers in the field of economic geology.
R.J. Goldfarb, US Geological Survey, Denver, CO, USA

Book Description
Volume 3 examines the chemical composition of the Earth's crust, starting with the continental crust and the rocks exposed therein, moving on to oceanic crust (MORB and oceanic plateaus) and finishing with island arc crust. In addition to providing a descriptive geochemistry of the Earth's crust, the volume summarizes the processes responsible for crustal formation and modification, exchange between the crust and other Earth reservoirs (mantle, oceans and atmosphere), and examines the secular evolution of the crust.

Reprinted individual volume from the acclaimed Treatise on Geochemistry,...


The Mantle and Core, Treatise on Geochemistry, Volume 2
R. W. Carlson
0080448488
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Review
C. Ballhaus
...Volume 2 on the mantle and the core will be a rich source of data, concepts, and ideas indispensible for any graduate and postgraduate researcher in the field of mantle petrology.

Book Description
Though largely inaccessible, the geochemistry of Earth's mantle and core can be examined through a wide variety of approaches. Volume 2 focuses first on "remote" sensing using evidence from cosmochemical, seismic, petrologic and geochemical approaches. Mantle composition is then examined in detail through descriptions of mantle samples brought to Earth's surface through tectonic, volcanic, and volatile-outgassing processes. The volume concludes with examination of processes that modify the composition of the mantle and core including an early magma ocean, partial melting,...


Sediments, Diagenesis, and Sedimentary Rocks
F. T. MacKenzie
0080448496
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Review
"The editor and publisher should be commended for the excellent physical production of the book. The chapters are well illustrated and typographical errors are almost absent. All illustrations and photos (except for the out of focus SEM photos in chapter 8) are in black and white and are clear (three photomicrographs are in color), and the tables are easy to read. This book will serve researchers and graduate students well as a reference book on several diverse topics in sediment geochemistry." (Miriam Kastner, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, USA)

Book Description
This volume covers the formation and biogeochemistry of a variety of important sediment types from their initial formation through their conversion (diagenesis) to sedimentary rocks. The volume deals with the...


Care and Conservation of Geological Material, First Edition : Minerals, Rocks, Meteorites and Lunar Finds (Butterworth - Heinemann Series in Conservation and Museology)
Frank Howie
0750603712
August 11, 1992
Hardcover
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Review
'The quantity of relevant information drawn together about mineral species, their deterioration and recommendations for their care make this book an essential resource for anyone responsible for geological collections.' Barbara Moore, Studies in Conservation, 5/1994 - Studies in Conservation, May 1994

Review
'The quantity of relevant information drawn together about mineral species, their deterioration and recommendations for their care make this book an essential resource for anyone responsible for geological collections.' Barbara Moore, Studies in Conservation, 5/1994 - Studies in Conservation, May 1994

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A Compendium of Geochemistry: From Solar Nebula to the Human Brain
Yuan-Hui Li
0691009384
October 2000
Hardcover
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Choice
A timely addition to the geochemical literature and the best available compilation of data in recent decades.

Review
Choice : A timely addition to the geochemical literature and the best available compilation of data in recent decades.

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Geophysical Inverse Theory and Regularization Problems (Methods in Geochemistry and Geophysics)
Michael S. Zhdanov
0444510893
April 1, 2002
Hardcover
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Review
...will be very beneficial for graduate students in global geophysics and geophysical prospection, as well as utilized by professionals dealing with mathematical geophysics. Pure and Applied Geophysics M. Lewandowski

Book Description
This book presents state-of-the-art geophysical inverse theory developed in modern mathematical terminology. The book brings together fundamental results developed by the Russian mathematical school in regularization theory and combines them with the related research in geophysical inversion carried out in the West. It presents a detailed exposition of the methods of regularized solution of inverse problems based on the ideas of Tikhonov regularization, and shows the different forms of their applications in both linear and nonlinear methods of...


Essentials of Geochemistry
John V. Walther
0763726427
February 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Provides a solid understanding of the fundamentals of and approaches to modern geochemical analysis. Discusses modern experimental techniques, introduces the key concepts of thermodynamics, includes important concepts in igneous and atmospheric geochemistry, and more. DLC: Geochemistry.


The Atmosphere
Ralph K. Keeling
0080450911
May 2006
Paperback
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Review
"A huge amount of material has been brought together in the book... It is highly recommended."
-Shaocai Yu, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Book Description
This volume covers topics relating reactive atmospheric chemistry, pathways for material transport within the atmosphere, and exchanges with the land, biota, oceans, and solid earth. The emphasis is on species of relevance to global climate and global chemical budgets, as well as on the application of geochemical methods, such as isotope techniques, for deciphering pathways and rates of material exchange within the atmosphere and with other reservoirs. The topics covered here have long histories, related to their importance for problems of global climate change, the ozone layers, and other global impacts on humanity. ...


Global Environment: Water, Air, and Geochemical Cycles
Robert A. Berner
0133011690
November 9, 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Based on Global Water Cycles, 1987, this paperback volume can be used to supplement a core geochemistry text or as a stand-alone text. Written by two well-known researchers, this text provides a multidisciplinary approach to a number of environmental topics on water, air, and atmospheric chemistry. Coverage ranges from aspects of geology, oceanography and meteorology, to environmental science, soil science, biogeochemistry, and limnology. Features coverage on atmospheric chemistry with emphasis on the carbon cycle, the most up-to-date statistics on the greenhouse effect, and the ozone hole. Reflects the inclusion of non-aqueous topics on atmospheric chemistry (such as atmospheric CO2 and ozone). Covers a large number of environmental topics on water and atmospheric chemistry. Emphasizes natural processes...


The Oceans and Marine Geochemistry
H. Elderfield
0080451012
May 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The oceans are vitally important to an understanding of how the Earth works as an integrated system because its chemical composition records transfer of elements through the Earths geochemical reservoirs as well as defining how physical, biological and chemical processes combine to influence issues as diverse as climate change and the capacity of the oceans to remove toxic metals. Much modern marine geochemistry aims to link and integrate studies of the modern oceans with work using proxies to define how ocean chemistry and the ocean/atmospheric system has changed through time on a number of different timescales. Special focus in such work is the carbon cycle and its link to changes in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Volume 6 covers all the important topics needed for such an integrated approach, ranging from the...


Facets of Environmental Geochemistry in Tropical and Sub-tropical Environments
Luiz de Lacerda
3540425403
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Twenty contributions on diverse aspects of the environmental geochemistry in tropical and sub-tropical environments make up this monograph. They summarize original research not readily available elsewhere in the literature. Most of the chapters include extensive original data that will be very useful to researchers interested in the tropics and sub-tropics. A group of papers on methods and their applications is aimed directly at scientists involved in environmental research in the tropics. There are also some interesting intercontinental comparisons drawn on paleoclimatology, environmental impacts of mining and geochemistry of continetal shelf sediments.

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