Download PDF by Kula C. Misra: Introduction to Geochemistry: Principles and Applications
By Kula C. Misra
This ebook is meant to function a textual content for an introductory direction in geochemistry for undergraduate/graduate scholars with a minimum of an elementary-level historical past in earth sciences, chemistry, and arithmetic. The textual content, containing eighty three tables and 181 figures, covers a wide selection of themes - starting from atomic constitution to chemical and isotopic equilibria to fashionable biogeochemical cycles - that are divided into 4 interrelated components: Crystal Chemistry; Chemical Reactions (and biochemical reactions related to bacteria); Isotope Geochemistry (radiogenic and good isotopes); and The Earth Supersystem, along with discussions pertinent to the evolution of the forged Earth, the ambience, and the hydrosphere. according to the trendy development within the box of geochemistry, the booklet emphasizes computational recommendations via constructing applicable mathematical kinfolk, fixing quite a few difficulties to demonstrate program of the mathematical kinfolk, and leaving a suite of questions on the finish of every bankruptcy to be solved by means of scholars. even though, in order to not interrupt the stream of the textual content, concerned chemical techniques and mathematical derivations are separated within the type of packing containers. Supplementary fabrics are packaged into ten appendixes that come with a standard-state (298.15 ok, 1 bar) thermodynamic facts desk and an inventory of solutions to chose chapter-end questions. extra assets for this ebook are available at: www.wiley.com/go/misra/geochemistry.