Organic Geochemistry

Principles and Applications

  • Michael H. Engel
  • Stephen A. Macko

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roger E. Summons
      Pages 3-21
    3. Marilyn L. Fogel, Luis A. Cifuentes
      Pages 73-98
  3. Early Diagenesis of Organic Matter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Jody W. Deming, John A. Baross
      Pages 119-144
    3. Lawrence M. Mayer
      Pages 171-184
    4. Philip A. Meyers, Ryoshi Ishiwatari
      Pages 185-209
    5. Stephen A. Macko, Michael H. Engel, Patrick L. Parker
      Pages 211-224
    6. Stuart A. Bradshaw, Geoffrey Eglinton
      Pages 225-235
    7. John I. Hedges, Fredrick G. Prahl
      Pages 237-253
  4. Kerogen and Related Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Jean K. Whelan, Carolyn L. Thompson-Rizer
      Pages 289-353
    3. Joseph T. Senftle, Charles R. Landis, Renee L. McLaughlin
      Pages 355-374
  5. Thermal Alteration of Organic Matter and the Formation of Fossil Fuels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375

About this book


As this is the first general textbook for the field published in over twenty years, the editors have taken great care to make sure coverage is comprehensive. Diagenesis of organic matter, kerogens, exploration for fossil fuels, and many other subjects are discussed in detail to provide faculty and students with a thorough introduction to organic geochemistry.


Amino acid Lipid biochemistry geochemistry supercritical fluid

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael H. Engel
    • 1
  • Stephen A. Macko
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Geology and GeophysicsThe University of OklahomaNormanUSA
  2. 2.Department of Environmental SciencesUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6252-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2890-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0275-0120
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