Organic Geochemistry

Methods and Results

  • Geoffrey Eglinton
  • Mary T. J. Murphy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. G. Eglinton, M. T. J. Murphy
    Pages 1-19
  3. M. T. J. Murphy
    Pages 74-88
  4. A. L. Burlingame, H. K. Schnoes
    Pages 89-160
  5. A. G. Douglas
    Pages 161-180
  6. Geoffrey Eglinton, Mary T. J. Murphy
    Pages 180-180
  7. M. O. Dayhoff, R. V. Eck
    Pages 196-212
  8. W. D. I. Rolfe, D. W. Brett
    Pages 213-244
  9. Geoffrey Eglinton, Mary T. J. Murphy
    Pages 244-244
  10. B. J. Bluck
    Pages 245-261
  11. D. H. Welte
    Pages 262-264
  12. E. T. Degens
    Pages 304-329
  13. P. L. Parker
    Pages 357-373
  14. F. M. Swain
    Pages 374-399
  15. Geoffrey Eglinton, Mary T. J. Murphy
    Pages 399-400
  16. Geoffrey Eglinton, Mary T. J. Murphy
    Pages 424-424
  17. Richard B. Schwendinger
    Pages 425-437
  18. Geoffrey Eglinton, Mary T. J. Murphy
    Pages 462-463
  19. Earl W. Baker
    Pages 464-497
  20. Geoffrey Eglinton, Mary T. J. Murphy
    Pages 519-520
  21. F. J. Stevenson, J. H. A. Butler
    Pages 534-557
  22. R. I. Morrison
    Pages 558-575
  23. Geoffrey Eglinton, Mary T. J. Murphy
    Pages 598-598
  24. B. R. Thomas
    Pages 599-618
  25. W. E. Robinson
    Pages 619-637
  26. G. C. Speers, E. V. Whitehead
    Pages 638-675
  27. E. Eisma, J. W. Jurg
    Pages 676-698
  28. B. S. Cooper, D. G. Murchison
    Pages 699-726
  29. Back Matter
    Pages 782-828

About this book


For many years, the subject matter encompassed by the title of this book was largely limited to those who were interested in the two most economically important organic materials found buried in the Earth, namely, coal and petroleum. The point of view of any discussions which might occur, either in scientific meetings or in books that have been written, was, therefore, dominated largely by these interests. A great change has occurred in the last decade. This change had as its prime mover our growing knowledge of the molecular architecture of biological systems which, in turn, gave rise to a more legitimate asking of the question: "How did life come to be on the surface of the Earth?" A second motivation arose when the possibilities for the exploration of planets other than the Earth-the moon, Mars, and other parts of the solar system-became a reality. Thus the question of the possible existence of life elsewhere than on Earth conceivably could be answered.


Lipid Peptid Protein Terpene aromatic biochemistry carbon carotenoid chromatography geochemistry isolation isotope mass spectrometry oxygen polymer

Editors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey Eglinton
    • 1
  • Mary T. J. Murphy
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BristolBristolEngland
  2. 2.St. Joseph CollegeHartfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1969
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-87736-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-87734-6
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