Introduction to Geochemistry

Introduction to Geochemistry
  • Author : Kula C. Misra
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 438
  • Relase : 2012-05-21
  • ISBN : 9781444350951

Introduction to Geochemistry Book Review:

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. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/misra/geochemistry.

Introduction to Geochemistry

Introduction to Geochemistry
  • Author : Konrad Bates Krauskopf,Dennis K. Bird
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Pages : 690
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105006141001

Introduction to Geochemistry Book Review:

Throughout the book, attention is continually directed to the relations between theoretical formulas and results of controlled laboratory experiments, as well as to geologic field observations. The book begins with an introduction to chemical equilibrium, concentrating on the carbonate and silicate equilibria that are important in geologic environments. Next comes a brief look at the chemistry of crystalline solids and reactions at mineral surfaces.

Introduction to Organic Geochemistry

Introduction to Organic Geochemistry
  • Author : Stephen D. Killops,Vanessa J. Killops
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 408
  • Relase : 2013-04-16
  • ISBN : 9781118697207

Introduction to Organic Geochemistry Book Review:

An Introduction to Organic Geochemistry explores the fate oforganic matter of all types, biogenic and man-made, in the EarthSystem. investigates the variety of pathways and biogeochemicaltransformations that carbon compounds can experience over a rangeof time scales and in different environments scope widened to provide a broad and up-to-date background -structured to accommodate readers with varied scientificbackgrounds essential terminology is defined fully and boxes are used toexplain concepts introduced from other disciplines further study aided by the incorporation of carefully selectedliterature references It investigates the variety of pathways and biogeochemicaltransformations that carbon compounds can experience over a rangeof time scales and in different environments.

Geochemistry

Geochemistry
  • Author : Francis Albarède
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2009-06-25
  • ISBN : 9781107268883

Geochemistry Book Review:

Introducing the essentials of modern geochemistry for students across the Earth and environmental sciences, this new edition emphasises the general principles of this central discipline. Focusing on inorganic chemistry, Francis Albarède's refreshing approach is brought to topics that range from measuring geological time to the understanding of climate change. The author leads the student through the necessary mathematics to understand the quantitative aspects of the subject in an easily understandable manner. The early chapters cover the principles and methods of physics and chemistry that underlie geochemistry, to build the students' understanding of concepts such as isotopes, fractionation, and mixing. These are then applied across many of the environments on Earth, including the solid Earth, rivers, and climate, and then extended to processes on other planets. Three new chapters have been added – on stable isotopes, biogeochemistry, and environmental geochemistry. End-of-chapter student exercises, with solutions available online, are also included.

Geochemistry

Geochemistry
  • Author : William M. White
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 672
  • Relase : 2013-01-22
  • ISBN : 9781118485279

Geochemistry Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field ofgeochemistry. The book first lays out the ‘geochemicaltoolbox’: the basic principles and techniques of moderngeochemistry, beginning with a review of thermodynamics andkinetics as they apply to the Earth and its environs. These basicconcepts are then applied to understanding processes in aqueoussystems and the behavior of trace elements in magmaticsystems. Subsequent chapters introduce radiogenic and stableisotope geochemistry and illustrate their application to suchdiverse topics as determining geologic time, ancient climates, andthe diets of prehistoric peoples. The focus then broadens to theformation of the solar system, the Earth, and the elementsthemselves. Then the composition of the Earth itself becomes thetopic, examining the composition of the core, the mantle, and thecrust and exploring how this structure originated. A final chaptercovers organic chemistry, including the origin of fossil fuels andthe carbon cycle’s role in controlling Earth’s climate,both in the geologic past and the rapidly changing present. Geochemistry is essential reading for all earth sciencestudents, as well as for researchers and appliedscientists who require an introduction to the essentialtheory of geochemistry, and a survey of its applications in theearth and environmental sciences. Additional resources can be found at: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/white/geochemistry"www.wiley.com/go/white/geochemistry/a

Introduction to Geochemical Modeling

Introduction to Geochemical Modeling
  • Author : Francis Albarède
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 543
  • Relase : 1995-04-13
  • ISBN : 9780521454513

Introduction to Geochemical Modeling Book Review:

An introduction to quantitative geochemical modeling for the researcher and advanced student.

Practical Geochemistry

Practical Geochemistry
  • Author : Paul Alexandre
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 115
  • Relase : 2021-05-24
  • ISBN : 9783030724535

Practical Geochemistry Book Review:

This book is a marked departure from typical introductory geochemistry books available: It provides a simple, straightforward, applied, and down-to-earth no-nonsense introduction to geochemistry. It is for the undergraduate students who are introduced to the subject for the first time, but also for practicing geologists who do not need the heavy-duty theory, but some clear, simple, and useful practical tips and pointers. This book, written from the point of view of a practicing geologist, introduces the fundamental and most relevant principles of geochemistry, explaining them whenever possible in plain terms. Crucially, this textbook covers – in a single volume! – practical and useful topics that other introductory geochemistry books ignore, such as sampling and sample treatment, analytical geochemistry, data treatment and geostatistics, classification and discrimination diagrams, geochemical exploration, and environmental geochemistry. The main strengths of this book are the breadth of useful and practical topics, the straightforward and approachable way in which it is written, the numerous real-world and specific geological examples, and the exercises and review questions (using real-world data and providing on-line answers). It is therefore easily understood by the beginner geochemist or any geologist who desires to use geochemistry in their daily work.

Geochemistry

Geochemistry
  • Author : Dionisios Panagiotaras
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 514
  • Relase : 2012-05-02
  • ISBN : 9789535105862

Geochemistry Book Review:

This book brings together the knowledge from a variety of topics within the field of geochemistry. The audience for this book consists of a multitude of scientists such as physicists, geologists, technologists, petroleum engineers, volcanologists, geochemists and government agencies. The topics represented facilitate as establishing a starting point for new ideas and further contributions. An effective management of geological and environmental issues requires the understanding of recent research in minerals, soil, ores, rocks, water, sediments. The use of geostatistical and geochemical methods relies heavily on the extraction of this book. The research presented was carried out by experts and is therefore highly recommended to scientists, under- and post-graduate students who want to gain knowledge about the recent developments in geochemistry and benefit from an enhanced understanding of the dynamics of the earth's system processes.

Geochemical Rate Models

Geochemical Rate Models
  • Author : J. Donald Rimstidt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 239
  • Relase : 2013-11-07
  • ISBN : 9781107029972

Geochemical Rate Models Book Review:

This well-organised, comprehensive reference and textbook describes rate models developed from fundamental kinetic theory and presents models using consistent terminology and notation. Major topics include rate equations, reactor theory, transition state theory, surface reactivity, advective and diffusive transport, aggregation kinetics, nucleation kinetics, and solid-solid transformation rates. The theoretical basis and mathematical derivation of each model is presented in detail and illustrated with worked examples from real-world applications to geochemical problems. The book is also supported by online resources: self-study problems put students' new learning into practice, and spreadsheets provide the full data used in figures and examples, enabling students to manipulate the data for themselves. This is an ideal overview for graduate students, providing a solid understanding of geochemical kinetics. It will also provide researchers and professional geochemists with a valuable reference for solving practical and scientific problems.

Introduction to Exploration Geochemistry

Introduction to Exploration Geochemistry
  • Author : Alfred Abraham Levinson
  • Publisher : Applied Publishing, Limited
  • Pages : 958
  • Relase : 1980
  • ISBN : 0915834049

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Introduction to Analytical Methods in Organic Geochemistry

Introduction to Analytical Methods in Organic Geochemistry
  • Author : Jan Schwarzbauer,Branimir Jovančićević
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 145
  • Relase : 2020-02-25
  • ISBN : 9783030385927

Introduction to Analytical Methods in Organic Geochemistry Book Review:

All sub disciplines in Organic Geochemistry (Petroleum Geochemistry, Environmental Geochemistry etc.) are linked by the basic analytical approaches used for identification and quantitation of individual organic substances. Hence, a fundamental prerequisite for organic geochemists is the knowledge not only about the individual analytical techniques but more about their potential as well as their limitations. In this issues basic analytical procedures and techniques are introduced comprising fundamental steps like sampling and sample storage, aspects of sample treatment like extraction and fractionation procedures and finally the specific techniques used for organic analyses on partially very low concentration levels such as mass spectrometry or infrared spectroscopy. Beside the technical aspects also application on organic-geochemical problems and the standard data evaluation practice is introduced. Finally, special chapters point to analytical pitfalls and to principal standard operation procedures. The intention of this issue is to get the readers familiar with analytical Organic Geochemistry and to enable them to assess the quality and suitability of specific analytical approaches, in particular with respect to the organic-geochemical problems.

Lectures in Geochemistry

Lectures in Geochemistry
  • Author : Alexey B. Ptitsyn
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 100
  • Relase : 2018-09-03
  • ISBN : 9780429833922

Lectures in Geochemistry Book Review:

This book is a brief summary of the course of lectures in Geochemistry for undergraduate and graduate students from other than Geological Departments (chemists, biologists, ecologists and naturalists). It describes the Earth’s structure and some geological processes. The modern geochemical concepts take proper account of global geological processes and the influence of Cosmos. They are based on the laws and approaches of equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics. The cycles of energy and chemical elements within the Earth are interrelated with the global geochemical cycle. In addition to the traditional Geochemistry course, this book offers Geochemistry of microorganisms, Geochemistry of dispersed systems, Geochemistry of cryogenesis, and Geochemistry of cryptobiosphere.

Applied Geochemistry

Applied Geochemistry
  • Author : Athanas S. Macheyeki,Dalaly Peter Kafumu,Feng Yuan,Xiaohui Li
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 210
  • Relase : 2020-02-14
  • ISBN : 9780128194959

Applied Geochemistry Book Review:

Applied Geochemistry: Advances in Mineral Exploration Techniques is a book targeting all levels of exploration geologists, geology students and geoscientists working in the mining industry. This reference book covers mineral exploration techniques from multiple dimensions, including the application of statistics - both principal component analysis and factor analysis - to multifractal modeling. The book explains these approaches step-by-step and gives their limitations. In addition to techniques and applications in mineral exploration, Applied Geochemistry describes mineral deposits and the theories underpinning their formation through worldwide case studies. Includes both conventional and nonconventional techniques for mineral exploration, including lithogeochemical methods Highlights the importance and applications of multifractal models, 3D - mineral prospectivity modeling Features case studies from mines and mineral exploration ventures around the world

Analytical Geochemistry

Analytical Geochemistry
  • Author : L Brealey
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 441
  • Relase : 2012-12-02
  • ISBN : 9780444601384

Analytical Geochemistry Book Review:

Analytical Geochemistry is the fifth book in the Methods in Geochemistry and Geophysics series. This book serves as an introductory manual, presenting techniques that are frequently required in the analysis of rocks and minerals. After a broad introduction to geochemistry, the book explores qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. It then focuses on the chemical analysis of the minor elements, such as antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, bismuth, boron, bromine, cadmium, carbon, cerium, chlorine, chromium, cobalt, columbium and tantalum, copper, fluorine, gallium, germanium, gold, hydrogen, indium, iodine, iridium, lead, lithium, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, nitrogen, osmium, oxygen, palladium, platinum, rhenium, rhodium, rubidium and cesium, ruthenium, scandium, selenium and tellurium, silver, strontium, sulfur, thallium, thorium, tin, titanium, tungsten, uranium, vanadium, zinc, and zirconium and hafnium. The remaining chapters of the book illustrate different laboratory instruments, including emission spectrography, flame photometry, X-ray diffraction, fluorimetry, and chromatography. This book serves as a guide for geologists especially those who did not study chemistry as undergraduates.

Practical Petroleum Geochemistry for Exploration and Production

Practical Petroleum Geochemistry for Exploration and Production
  • Author : Harry Dembicki
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 426
  • Relase : 2022-08-26
  • ISBN : 9780323959230

Practical Petroleum Geochemistry for Exploration and Production Book Review:

Practical Petroleum Geochemistry for Exploration and Production, Second Edition provides readers with a single reference that addresses the principle concepts and applications of petroleum geochemistry used in finding, evaluating, and producing petroleum deposits. The revised volume includes a new chapter on environmental forensic applications of petroleum geochemistry. With the current emphasis on environmental issues (pollution, climate changes, and corporate responsibility), information about how petroleum geochemistry can be used to recognize these problems, determine their source, help identify who is responsible, and how these problems may be mitigated are vital to efficient and economical operation of a project from exploration to production to abandonment. Practical Petroleum Geochemistry for Exploration and Production, Second Edition will continue to serve as a foundational reference to understanding the underpinning of the science, as well as a source of references that the reader can use to find detailed descriptions of methods and protocols. Emphasizes the practical application of geochemistry in solving exploration and production problems Features more than 200 illustrations, tables, diagrams, and case studies to underscore key concepts Authored by an expert geochemist with over 40 years of experience in field-based research, applications, and instruction New edition includes a chapter on environmental issues (impact, climate change, pollution, and corporate responsibility), as well as expanded coverage of topics such as hydrates as unconventional resources; geomicrobial methods (especially DNA analysis) and the use of sea surface slicks from seafloor seeps in surface geochemistry; using GC x GC and asphaltene FTIR in oil correlation studies; and interpretation isotope data for the maturity of thermogenic natural gas

Introduction to Geochemistry

Introduction to Geochemistry
  • Author : Kula C. Misra
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 640
  • Relase : 2012-03-28
  • ISBN : 9781444347197

Introduction to Geochemistry Book Review:

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. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/misra/geochemistry.

Stable Isotope Geochemistry

Stable Isotope Geochemistry
  • Author : Jochen Hoefs
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 203
  • Relase : 2013-04-17
  • ISBN : 9783662033777

Stable Isotope Geochemistry Book Review:

Stable Isotope Geochemistry is an introduction to the use of stable isotopes in the fields of geoscience. It is subdivided into three parts: - theoretical and experimental principles; - fractionation mechanisms of light elements; - the natural variations of geologically important reservoirs. In this updated 4th edition many of the chapters have been expanded, especially those on techniques and environmental aspects. The main focus is on recent results and new developments. For students and scientists alike the book will be a primary reference with regard to how and where stable isotopes can be used to solve geological problems.

Using Geochemical Data

Using Geochemical Data
  • Author : Hugh Rollinson,Victoria Pease
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 450
  • Relase : 2021-04-30
  • ISBN : 9781108745840

Using Geochemical Data Book Review:

How best to interpret and apply geochemical data to understand geological processes, for graduate students, researchers, and professionals.

Geochemistry

Geochemistry
  • Author : Inamuddin,Mohd Imran Ahamed,Rajender Boddula,Tariq A. Altalhi
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2021-04-30
  • ISBN : 9781119710127

Geochemistry Book Review:

This book aims to explore basic principles, concepts and applications of geochemistry. Topics include chemical weathering, impacts on living beings and water, geochemical cycles, oxidation and redox reactions in geochemistry, isotopes, analytical techniques, medicinal, inorganic, marine, atmospheric, and environmental applications, as well as case studies. This book helps in understanding the chemical composition of the earth and its applications. It also includes beneficial effects, bottlenecks, solutions, and future directions in geochemistry.

Metals and Society

Metals and Society
  • Author : Nicholas Arndt,Clément Ganino
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2012-01-05
  • ISBN : 9783642229954

Metals and Society Book Review:

This book focuses not only on the nature and origin of ore deposits but also explores the economic issues that surround the exploitation of mineral resources. Coverage includes demand from developing nations, exploitation and exhaustion of resources and more.