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The Resource Cosmochemistry, Harry Y. McSween, Jr., Gary R. Huss

Cosmochemistry, Harry Y. McSween, Jr., Gary R. Huss

Label
Cosmochemistry
Title
Cosmochemistry
Statement of responsibility
Harry Y. McSween, Jr., Gary R. Huss
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How did the Solar System's chemical composition evolve? This textbook provides the answers in the first interdisciplinary introduction to cosmochemistry. It makes this exciting and evolving field accessible to undergraduate and graduate students from a range of backgrounds, including geology, chemistry, astronomy and physics. The authors - two established leaders who have pioneered developments in the field - provide a complete background to cosmochemical processes and discoveries, enabling students outside geochemistry to understand and explore the Solar System's composition. Topics covered include: - synthesis of nuclides in stars - partitioning of elements between solids, liquids and gas in the solar nebula - overviews of the chemistry of extraterrestrial materials - isotopic tools used to investigate processes such as planet accretion and element fractionation - chronology of the early Solar System - geochemical exploration of planets Boxes provide basic definitions and mini-courses in mineralogy, organic chemistry, and other essential background information for students. Review questions and additional reading for each chapter encourage students to explore cosmochemistry further"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
523/.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB450
LC item number
.M37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Cosmochemistry, Harry Y. McSween, Jr., Gary R. Huss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Introduction to cosmochemistry; 2. Nuclides and elements - the building blocks of matter; 3. Origin of the elements; 4. Solar System and cosmic abundances - elements and isotopes; 5. Presolar grains - a record of stellar nucleosynthesis and processes in interstellar space; 6. Meteorites - a record of nebular and planetary processes; 7. Cosmochemical and geochemical fractionations; 8. Radioisotopes as chronometers; 9. Chronology of the early Solar System; 10. The most volatile elements and compounds - organic matter, noble gases, and ices; 11. Chemistry of anhydrous planetesimals; 12. Chemistry of comets and other ice-bearing planetesimals; 13. Geochemical exploration of planets - Moon and Mars as case studies; 14. Cosmochemical models for the formation of the Solar System; Appendix: some analytical techniques commonly used in cosmochemistry; Index
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xviii, 549 p.
Isbn
9780521878623
Lccn
2009054025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn499130843
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn649616371
Label
Cosmochemistry, Harry Y. McSween, Jr., Gary R. Huss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Introduction to cosmochemistry; 2. Nuclides and elements - the building blocks of matter; 3. Origin of the elements; 4. Solar System and cosmic abundances - elements and isotopes; 5. Presolar grains - a record of stellar nucleosynthesis and processes in interstellar space; 6. Meteorites - a record of nebular and planetary processes; 7. Cosmochemical and geochemical fractionations; 8. Radioisotopes as chronometers; 9. Chronology of the early Solar System; 10. The most volatile elements and compounds - organic matter, noble gases, and ices; 11. Chemistry of anhydrous planetesimals; 12. Chemistry of comets and other ice-bearing planetesimals; 13. Geochemical exploration of planets - Moon and Mars as case studies; 14. Cosmochemical models for the formation of the Solar System; Appendix: some analytical techniques commonly used in cosmochemistry; Index
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xviii, 549 p.
Isbn
9780521878623
Lccn
2009054025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn499130843
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn649616371

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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