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Carbon in the Geobiosphere — Earth’s Outer Shell —

  • Fred T. Mackenzie
  • Abraham Lerman

Part of the TOPICS IN GEOBIOLOGY book series (TGBI, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Fred T. Mackenzie, Abraham Lerman
    Pages 1-22
  3. Fred T. Mackenzie, Abraham Lerman
    Pages 23-60
  4. Fred T. Mackenzie, Abraham Lerman
    Pages 61-88
  5. Fred T. Mackenzie, Abraham Lerman
    Pages 123-164
  6. Fred T. Mackenzie, Abraham Lerman
    Pages 165-191
  7. Fred T. Mackenzie, Abraham Lerman
    Pages 193-223
  8. Fred T. Mackenzie, Abraham Lerman
    Pages 225-254
  9. Fred T. Mackenzie, Abraham Lerman
    Pages 255-287
  10. Fred T. Mackenzie, Abraham Lerman
    Pages 289-317
  11. Fred T. Mackenzie, Abraham Lerman
    Pages 319-341
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 343-402

About this book

Introduction

Carbon and carbon dioxide always played an important role in the geobiosphere that is part of the Earth’s outer shell and surface environment. The book’s eleven chapters cover the fundamentals of the biogeochemical behavior of carbon near the Earth’s surface, in the atmosphere, minerals, waters, air-sea exchange, and inorganic and biological processes fractionating the carbon isotopes, and its role in the evolution of inorganic and biogenic sediments, ocean water, the coupling to nutrient nitrogen and phosphorus cycles, and the future of the carbon cycle in the Anthropocene.

This book is mainly a reference text for Earth and environmental scientists; it presents an overview of the origins and behavior of the carbon cycle and atmospheric carbon dioxide, and the human effects on them. The book can also be used for a one-semester course at an intermediate to advanced level addressing the behavior of the carbon and related cycles.

 

Keywords

Biogeochemistry Coast Earth Sciences Environmental Sciences Geochemistry of Water and Sediments Geology Ocean Oceanography biosphere ecosystem environment environmental change geochemistry marine temperature

Authors and affiliations

  • Fred T. Mackenzie
    • 1
  • Abraham Lerman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Oceanography, School of Ocean and Earth Science and TechnologyUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluU.S.A.
  2. 2.Department of Geological SciencesNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonU.S.A.

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