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Treatise on Geochemistry

This extensively updated new edition of the widely acclaimed Treatise on Geochemistry has increased its coverage beyond the wide range of geochemical subject areas in the first edition, with five new volumes which include: the history of the atmosphere, geochemistry of mineral deposits, archaeology and anthropology, organic geochemistry and analytical geochemistry. In addition, the original Volume 1 on "Meteorites, Comets, and Planets" was expanded into two separate volumes dealing with meteorites and planets, respectively. These additions increased the number of volumes in the Treatise from 9 to 15 with the index/appendices volume remaining as the last volume (Volume 16). Each of the original volumes was scrutinized by the appropriate volume editors, with respect to necessary revisions as well as additions and deletions. As a result, 27% were republished without major changes, 66% were revised and 126 new chapters were added.


A must have for researchers, teachers and (graduate) students of Geochemistry, in particular, and the Geosciences in general. It is also highly recommended for professionals working in contamination clean-up, resource managers, and environmental regulators, among others.

Hardbound, 9144 Pages

Published: November 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-095975-7


  • "This landmark 10-volume publication is a comprehensive review of the many-faceted field of geochemistry. (...)
    The Treatise will be an indispensable reference not only to academics but to contamination cleanup professionals, resource managers, and environmental regulators as well."
    David W. Morganwalp, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA


    • Meteorites and Cosmochemical Processes
    • Planets, Asteroids, Comets and the Solar System
    • The Mantle and Core
    • The Crust
    • The Atmosphere
    • The History of the Atmosphere
    • Surface and Ground Water, Weathering, and Soils
    • The Oceans and Marine Geochemistry
    • Sediments, Diagenesis and Sedimentary Rocks
    • Mineral Deposits
    • Organic Geochemistry
    • Biogeochemistry
    • Environmental Geochemistry
    • Archaeology and Anthropology
    • Analytical Geochemistry
    • Index


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