Advertisement

Geomicrobiological Properties and Processes of Travertine

With a Focus on Japanese Sites

  • Akihiro Kano
  • Tomoyo Okumura
  • Chizuru Takashima
  • Fumito Shiraishi

Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Akihiro Kano, Tomoyo Okumura, Chizuru Takashima, Fumito Shiraishi
    Pages 1-7
  3. Akihiro Kano, Tomoyo Okumura, Chizuru Takashima, Fumito Shiraishi
    Pages 9-41
  4. Akihiro Kano, Tomoyo Okumura, Chizuru Takashima, Fumito Shiraishi
    Pages 43-66
  5. Akihiro Kano, Tomoyo Okumura, Chizuru Takashima, Fumito Shiraishi
    Pages 67-88
  6. Akihiro Kano, Tomoyo Okumura, Chizuru Takashima, Fumito Shiraishi
    Pages 89-111
  7. Akihiro Kano, Tomoyo Okumura, Chizuru Takashima, Fumito Shiraishi
    Pages 113-131
  8. Akihiro Kano, Tomoyo Okumura, Chizuru Takashima, Fumito Shiraishi
    Pages 133-173
  9. Akihiro Kano, Tomoyo Okumura, Chizuru Takashima, Fumito Shiraishi
    Pages 175-176

About this book

Introduction

This book presents basic knowledge and key objectives of research of geological, geochemical, and microbial properties and processes in travertines, carbonate deposits precipitated from calcareous hot springs. Much of the contents are based on the authors’ researches performed in Japan and Indonesia over the last decade. Travertine is one of the most active sedimentary systems, which have a potential impact on the Earth’s environment. It is also an accessible epitome of the Earth’s history, cultivating ancestral bacteria and representing a modern analog for ancient stromatolites. Readers can learn how integration of various scopes and methods unveils mysterious phenomena in travertine and can find cues for considering the early history of the Earth and life. This book includes a monographic chapter on Japanese onsens, or hot springs, which may help tourists to select the best places to enjoy the unique features of travertine.

Keywords

Japanese Hot spring Terrestrial carbonate Hydrothermal stromatolite Cyanobacteria Sedimentary system Geomicrobiology of limestone

Authors and affiliations

  • Akihiro Kano
    • 1
  • Tomoyo Okumura
    • 2
  • Chizuru Takashima
    • 3
  • Fumito Shiraishi
    • 4
  1. 1.School of ScienceThe University of TokyoBunkyo-kuJapan
  2. 2.Kochi Core CenterKochi UniversityNankokuJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of EducationSaga UniversitySagaJapan
  4. 4.Dept of Earth and Planet Sys SciHiroshima UniversityHigashi HiroshimaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1337-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-1336-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-1337-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-9545
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-9553
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Materials & Steel
Oil, Gas & Geosciences
Engineering