© 1969

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

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

  • Book Title Organic Geochemistry
  • Book Subtitle Methods and Results
  • Editors Geoffrey Eglinton
    Mary Teresa Joseph Murphy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1969
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-04669-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-87736-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-87734-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 828
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geochemistry
    Organic Chemistry
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