Geochemistry at the Earth’s Surface

Movement of Chemical Elements

Authors: Bauer, Andreas, Velde, Bruce D.

  • Provides basic tools to understand relations between plants and soil
  • Provides basic methods to interpret x-ray diffraction spectra used to identify clay minerals
  • The book could serve as a basis for innovative research as well as for existing lectures for students
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About this book

Geochemistry at the surface of the earth is dominated by two somewhat antagonistic forces: chemical reactions which attempt to attain a steady state (equilibrium) and geological movement of materials in time and space which changes the parameters that control chemical equilibrium. Another aspect that is extremely important to earth surface geochemistry is the effect of plants on the chemical and physical stability of materials (soils). Plant systems in fact work against the normal chemical changes (loss of silica, potassium, etc.) and the normal physical changes (stabilizing fine grained materials (clays) in the surface zones to avoid erosion). Biological effects are clearly seen in redox effects in the various parts of the earth surface movement cycle; soil formation, stream transport, sedimentation. This book attempts to outline these different parameters and their interactions as they affect earth surface geochemistry in order to give a better understanding of movement and accumulation of elements at the surface of the earth.

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“Bauer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) and Velde (École Normale Supérieure, Paris) primarily focus on the interface between the atmosphere and the lithosphere. … the book concentrates on soil processes and relates them to reactivity, transport, and deposition. The book is appropriate for graduate students and researchers interested in specific information about this critical zone. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and researchers/faculty.” (N. W. Hinman, Choice, Vol. 52 (12), August, 2015)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Geology and Chemistry at the Surface

    Bauer, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 1-55

  • Elements in Solution

    Bauer, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 57-100

  • Weathering: The Initial Transition to Surface Materials and the Beginning of Surface Geochemistry

    Bauer, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 101-156

  • Soils: Retention and Movement of Elements at the Interface

    Bauer, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 157-196

  • Transport: Water and Wind

    Bauer, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 197-248

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-31359-2
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-31358-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: August 30, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51994-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geochemistry at the Earth’s Surface
Book Subtitle
Movement of Chemical Elements
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31359-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31359-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31358-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51994-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 315
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
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