Introduction to Organic Geochemistry

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Wiley, Jan 24, 2005 - Science - 408 pages
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An Introduction to Organic Geochemistry explores the fate of organic matter of all types, biogenic and man-made, in the Earth System.
  • investigates the variety of pathways and biogeochemical transformations that carbon compounds can experience over a range of time scales and in different environments
  • scope widened to provide a broad and up-to-date background - structured to accommodate readers with varied scientific backgrounds
  • essential terminology is defined fully and boxes are used to explain concepts introduced from other disciplines
  • further study aided by the incorporation of carefully selected literature references
  • It investigates the variety of pathways and biogeochemical transformations that carbon compounds can experience over a range of time scales and in different environments.
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    Dr Steve Killops has been active in the field of organic geochemistry for some 20 years, in both academic and commercial sectors. He is a former lecturer in organic geochemistry at Royal Holloway College, London University and more recently the organic geochemist at the Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences in New Zealand. He is currently a consultant petroleum geochemist.


    Vanessa Killops is a geologist and organic geochemist and has worked in petroleum exploration. She has also worked in New Zealand at the Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences as a contract geological scientist and in the UK on a consultancy basis.

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