(Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering & Social Studies) 1st Edition
A quantitative treatment of fundamental geochemical processes explaining the principal chemical factors controlling element distribution in the Earth and Moon. Part one defines the chemical composition and nature of the Earth, Moon and meteorites and describes theories of element formation showing the compositional framework within which geochemical processes operate. Part two covers the chemical principles involved in element distribution in igneous and metamorphic rock systems, the behaviour of elements in these rocks and discusses the uses of isotopes in problems of petrogenesis and ore genesis. Part three deals with the geochemistry of continental and oceanic waters and includes rock - water interaction.