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Non-Marine Organic Geochemistry : Cambridge Earth Science Series - Frederick M. Swain

Non-Marine Organic Geochemistry

Cambridge Earth Science Series

Paperback

Published: 25th November 2010
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This book was originally published in 1970. Writing from the viewpoint of a geologist rather than a chemist, the author outlines the geologically important organic compounds and their reactions, as well as the fundamental analytical methods used in organic chemistry. He discusses the occurrence of organic residues in freshwater sediments and sedimentary rocks and evaluates both the importance of these residues in palaeoenvironmental and related problems and their role as biochemical fossils. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in non-marine organic geochemistry, together with anyone involved in the related areas of organic oceanography, limnology, petroleum geochemistry, coal and oil shale research and the space programme.

Preface
Introduction to study of organic sediments
Biogeochemical field and laboratory analysis
Characteristics of non-marine sediments and sedimentary rocks
Bitumens of non-marine sediments and sedimentary rocks
Protein amino acids of non-marine deposits
Carbohydrates of non-marine deposits
Organic pigments of non-marine deposits
Organic acids in non-marine deposits
Organic geochemistry of non-marine humus
Organic geochemistry of non-marine coal
Geologic history of non-marine organic matter
Appendixes
References
Indexes
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ISBN: 9780521155106
ISBN-10: 052115510X
Series: Cambridge Earth Science Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 460
Published: 25th November 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.67