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An introduction to organic geochemistry

Author: S D Killops; V J Killops
Publisher: Harlow, Essex, England : Longman Scientific & Technical ; New York : Wiley, 1993.
Series: Geochemistry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An Introduction to Organic Geochemistry explores the fate of organic matter in the geosphere, from its biological origins to its long-term preservation in sedimentary rock, through various biogeochemical transformations and recycling processes. The text focuses on the formation of organic-rich sedimentary deposits and fossil fuels but also covers other important areas of environmental geochemistry, notably  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Killops, S.D. (Stephen Douglas), 1953-
Introduction to organic geochemistry.
Harlow, Essex, England : Longman Scientific & Technical ; New York : Wiley, 1993
(OCoLC)644051186
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S D Killops; V J Killops
ISBN: 0582080401 9780582080409 0470220732 9780470220733
OCLC Number: 27895324
Description: xi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Production and fate of organic matter --
1.1. Global carbon cycle --
1.2. Photosynthesis and the evolution of life --
1.3. Major contributors to sedimentary organic matter --
1.4. Photosynthesis and stable isotopes of carbon --
Ch. 2. Chemical composition of biogenic matter --
2.1. Structure of natural products --
2.2. Carbohydrates --
2.3. Proteins --
2.4. Lipids --
2.5. Lignin, tannins and related compounds --
2.6. Geochemical implications of compositional variation --
Ch. 3. Conditions for the accumulation of organic-rich sediments --
3.2. Factors affecting primary production --
3.3. Preservation and degradation of organic material --
3.4. Depositional environments --
Ch. 4. Formation of humic material, coal and kerogen --
4.1. Diagenesis --
Ch. 5. Generation and composition of petroleum --
5.2. Importance of time and temperature in petroleum formation --
5.3. Migration of hydrocarbons --
5.5. Occurrence of fossil fuels --
5.6. Assessment of petroleum source rocks --
Ch. 6. Molecular evaluation of Recent sediments --
6.1. Biomarker distributions inherited from organisms --
6.2. Examples of source indicators in Recent sediments --
6.3. Diagenesis at the molecular level --
6.4. Palaeotemperature measurement --
Ch. 7. Molecular assessment of ancient sediments and petroleum formation --
7.1. Source indicators --
7.2. Indicators of depositional environment --
7.3. Thermal maturity and molecular transformations --
7.4. Molecular maturity and source parameters in petroleum exploration --
7.5. Biomarker hydrocarbon analysis --
Ch. 8. Environmental behaviour of anthropogenic organic compounds --
8.2. Human influence on the carbon cycle --
8.3. Halocarbons and ozone depletion --
8.4. Hydrocarbon pollution in aquatic environments --
8.5. Some xenobiotic organic substances --
8.6. Factors affecting the fate of anthropogenic inputs.
Series Title: Geochemistry series.
Responsibility: S.D. Killops, V.J. Killops.
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"An Introduction to Organic Geochemistry explores the fate of organic matter in the geosphere, from its biological origins to its long-term preservation in sedimentary rock, through various biogeochemical transformations and recycling processes. The text focuses on the formation of organic-rich sedimentary deposits and fossil fuels but also covers other important areas of environmental geochemistry, notably pollution." "Geology, geochemistry and environmental science undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as students of ecology and oceanography, will find this text an essential introduction to organic geochemistry. Petroleum geologists and organisations involved in petroleum exploration will also find it an invaluable source of information." "Key topics covered include the global carbon cycle and natural processes; production and chemical composition of biogenic matter; environments associated with accumulation of organic-rich sediments; biogeochemical and thermal alteration in sediments, soil and water column; formation, occurrence and exploration of fossil fuels; man's influence on biogeochemical cycles, including global climate change; and factors affecting the behaviour of pollutants in the environment." "Stephen and Vanessa Killops have structured the text to accommodate readers with varied scientific backgrounds. Essential terminology is defined fully and boxes are used to explain concepts introduced from other disciplines. Further study is aided by the incorporation of carefully selected literature references."--BOOK JACKET.

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