One of the most important developments in geology teaching is the increased emphasis on "hard science" as a basis for understanding many geological systems. A proper grounding in thermodynamics is fundamental in this respect and this undergraduate text contains the necessary features (ie: a basic descripton of thermodynamic theory, emphasis on aqueous systems, etc) that are needed by geologists. In geochemical applications thermodynamics gives a basis from which to understand topics such as the weathering of rocks and the formation of new solid phases or factors controlling the composition of surface ground waters. It introduces three topics essential to the learning of the subject: elementary thermodynamics; the thermodynamic properties of components in geological systems; the use of thermodynamic data to predict mineral/fluid activity. It presents the theory in one volume, and is designed especially for the geologist. It is aimed at second and third year undergraduate students of geology and geochemistry. Research students in geology, geochemistry, geophysics, environmental chemistry and soil science.
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Descripción Longman Group United Kingdom, 1993. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P11058206435X