Global Biogeochemical Cycles

Global Biogeochemical Cycles

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Biogeochemical cycles describe the transformation and movement of chemical substances in the global context. This text is designed for courses dealing with some aspect of biogeochemical cycles, and provides the core reading and references required for the majority of these courses. The book emphasizes the fundamentals of biogeochemistry and approaches to the analysis and understanding of complex processes. It requires no background in meteorology, geology, oceanography, or microbiology and includes questions, problems, exercises, and a glossary of terms. Features: * Emphasizes the fundamentals of biogeochemistry and approaches to the analysis and understanding of complex processes. * Requires no background in meteorology, geology, oceanography, or microbiology. * Includes questions, problems, exercises, and a glossary of terms.
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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 187.96 x 243.84 x 20.32mm | 816.46g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • references, glossary, index
  • 0121476863
  • 9780121476861

Table of contents

Introduction. The Origin and Early Evolution of the Earth. Evolution and the Biosphere. Modeling Biogeochemical Cycles. Equilibrium, Rate, And Natural Systems. Tectonic Processes, Continental Free-Board, And the Rate Limiting Step for Continental Denudation. Pedosphere. Sediments. Their Interaction with Biogeochemical Cycles Through Formation. The Oceans. The Atmosphere. The Global Carbon Cycle. The Nitrogen Cycle. The Sulfur Cycle. The Phosphorus Cycle. Trace Metals. Integration in the Context of Global Environmental Issues. Chapter References. Glossary. Index.
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