General Overview

  • John A. C. Fortescue
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 35)


Geochemistry can also be defined as the study of the role chemical elements play in the synthesis and decomposition of natural materials of all kinds. Landscape geochemistry deals with the study of the environment that occurs at or near the daylight surface of the Earth. The environment results from the interaction of the lithosphere with the hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere during geological, pedological and ecological time together with the cumulative effects of man’s activities during the past few hundred years.


Natural Material General Overview Environmental Decision Role Chemical Element Large Data Base 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. C. Fortescue
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  1. 1.Environmental Trace Substances Research CenterUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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