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Biogeochemistry by W. H. Schlesinger
Book DescriptionFor the past 3.8 billion years, the geochemistry of the Earth's surface - its atmosphere, waters and exposed crust - has been determined by the presence of biota. Photosynthetic organisms exposed the Earth's surface to oxygen, denitrifying bacteria have maintained the nitrogen concentration in Earth's atmosphere, and land plants have determined the rate of chemical weathering. Life determines the global biogeochemical cycles of the elements of biochemistry, especially C, N, P and S. Volume 8 traces the origin and impact of life on the geochemistry of the Earth's surface, with special emphasis on the current human impact on global biogeochemical cycles. Reprinted individual volume from the acclaimed "Treatise on Geochemistry", (10 Volume Set, ISBN 0-08-043751-6, published in 2003). It provides a comprehensive and authoritative scope and focus. It contains reviews from renowned scientists across a range of subjects, providing both overviews and new data, supplemented by extensive bibliographies. It includes extensive illustrations and examples from the field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780080446424
(260mm x 184mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Elsevier Science Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Biogeochemistry, Paperback (January 2013)
Considers how the basic chemical conditions of the Earth - from atmosphere to soil to seawater - have been and are being affected by the existence of life. This title helps students extrapolate small-scale examples to the global level, and also discusses the instrumentation being used by NASA and its role in studies of global change.
Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology, 2009, Paperback (July 2009)
This volume features in-depth reviews of the major issues and emerging topics in ecology and conservation biology. The contributors are among the top researchers in the field. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.
Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology, 2008, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by W. H. Schlesinger
An important collection of review articles on the top science and developments in the fields of ecology and conservation biology. Part of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences series. Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For more information on subscriptions, please visit www. blackwellpublishing.
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