Marine Geochemistry

Marine Geochemistry

Author(s): Roy Chester, Tim Jickells

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012 02:33AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118349076

Online ISBN: 9781118349083

DOI: 10.1002/9781118349083

About this Book

Marine Geochemistry offers a fully comprehensive and integrated treatment of the chemistry of the oceans, their sediments and biota. The first edition of the book received strong critical acclaim and was described as 'a standard text for years to come.' This third edition of Marine Geochemistry has been written at a time when the role of the oceans in the Earth System is becoming increasingly apparent.

 Following the successful format adopted previously, this new edition treats the oceans as a unified entity, and addresses the question 'how do the oceans work as a chemical system?'  To address this question, the text has been updated to cover recent advances in our understanding of topics such as the carbon chemistry of the oceans, nutrient cycling and its effect on marine chemistry, the acidification of sea water, and the role of the oceans in climate change. In addition, the importance of shelf seas in oceanic cycles has been re-evaluated in the light of new research.

Marine Geochemistry offers both undergraduate and graduate students and research workers an integrated approach to one of the most important reservoirs in the Earth System.

Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/chester/marinegeochemistry.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Global Journey: Material Sources

  2. Part II: The Global Journey: The Ocean Reservoir

  3. Part III: The Global Journey: Material Sinks

  4. Part IV: The Global Journey: Synthesis

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