Geochemistry: Pathways and Processes

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Columbia University Press, Feb 5, 2004 - Science - 432 pages
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Contents

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCING CONCEPTS IN GEOCHEMICAL SYSTEMS
1
CHAPTER TWO HOW ELEMENTS BEHAVE
12
CHAPTER THREE A FIRST LOOK AT THERMODYNAMIC EQUILIBRIUM
35
CHAPTER FOUR HOW TO HANDLE SOLUTIONS
56
A Study in Kinetics
79
A Different Perspective
94
Dissolution and Redox Processes
111
CHAPTER EIGHT THE OCEANS AND ATMOSPHERE AS A GEOCHEMICAL SYSTEM
137
CHAPTER ELEVEN KINETICS AND CRYSTALLIZATION
206
CHAPTER TWELVE THE SOLID EARTH AS A GEOCHEMICAL SYSTEM
227
CHAPTER THIRTEEN USING STABLE ISOTOPES
263
CHAPTER FOURTEEN USING RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES
286
Cosmochemistry
313
APPENDICES
343
GLOSSARY
353
INDEX
359

Thermodynamics Again
169
Phase Diagrams
188

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Harry Y. McSween, Jr., is a former chair of the department of geological sciences and Distinguished Professor of Science at the University of Tennessee.

Steven M. Richardson is vice president for academic affairs at Winona State University in Minnesota.

Maria E. Uhle is Jones Assistant Professor of Organic Geochemistry at the University of Tennessee.


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