Readings from the Treatise on Geochemistry

Edited by

  • Heinrich D Holland, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Karl Turekian, Yale University, Connecticut, USA

Readings from the Treatise on Geochemistry offers an interdisciplinary reference for scientists, researchers and upper undergraduate and graduate level geochemistry students that is more affordable than the full Treatise. For professionals, this volume will provide an overview of the field as a whole. For students, it will provide more in-depth introductory content than is found in broad-based geochemistry textbooks. Articles were selected from chapters across all volumes of the full Treatise, and include: The Origin and Earliest History of the Earth, Compositional Evolution of the Mantle, Evolution of Sedimentary Rocks, Soil Formation, Geochemistry of Groundwater, Geologic History of Seawater, Hydrothermal Processes, and Biogeochemistry of Primary Production in the Sea.
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professionals, researchers, and upper level undergraduate and graduate geochemistry students


Book information

  • Published: January 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-381391-6

Table of Contents

Origin of the Elements, The Origin and Earliest History of the Earth, Compositional Evolution of the Mantle, Compositional Model for the Earth's Core, Composition of the Continental Crust, The History of Planetary Degassing as Recorded by Noble Gases, Soil Formation, Global Occurrence of Major Elements in Rivers, Geochemistry of Groundwater, The Oceanic CaCO3 Cycle, Hydrothermal Processes, The Geologic History of Seawater, Geochemistry of Fine-grained Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, Evolution of Sedimentary Rocks, Biogeochemistry of Primary Production in the Sea, The Contemporary Carbon Cycle, Environmental Geochemistry of Radioactive Contamination