Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Introduction to Geomicrobiology by Kurt O. Konhauser

Introduction to Geomicrobiology is a timely and comprehensive overview of how microbial life has affected Earth's environment through time. The book covers the following topics: how microorganisms are classified, the physical constraints governing their growth, methods used to study their phylogenetic diversity, and life in extreme environments microbial metabolic capabilities and major biogeochemical pathways the chemical reactivity of the cell surface, metal sorption and the microbial role in contaminant transport and bioremediation/biorecovery microbiological mineral formation and fossilisation the function of microorganisms in mineral dissolution and oxidation and the industrial and environmental ramifications of these processes the role of microorganisms in elemental cycling from biofilms to the ocean sedimentary column. Based on concepts from the earlier chapters, the book concludes with a synopsis of the events that led to the emergence of life and the subsequent evolution of the biosphere. This book is an essential reference for upper level undergraduate and graduate students in Earth and Biological Sciences, and students and researchers in Soil Sciences, Hydrology, Limnology/Oceanography and Engineering.

Buy Introduction to Geomicrobiology by Kurt O. Konhauser from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780632054541
ISBN-10: 0632054549
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 189mm x 22mm)
Pages: 440
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Introduction to Geomicrobiology by Kurt O. Konhauser

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Introduction to Geomicrobiology book by Kurt O. Konhauser and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Kurt O. Konhauser

Kurt Konhauser is a Canada Research Chair in Geomicrobiology in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta. He is also Editor-in-Chief for Geobiology. His current research interests include the role of bacteria in modern mineral precipitation, and how those same processes may have contributed to the preservation of early life forms and the formation of Precambrian banded iron formations.

Books By Kurt O. Konhauser

Fundamentals of Geobiology by Kurt O. Konhauser
Paperback, April 2012
$96.26