This ebook covers the extra uncomplicated points of carbonate minerals and their interplay with aqueous suggestions; glossy marine carbonate formation and sediments; carbonate diagenesis (early marine, meteoric and burial); the worldwide cycle of carbon and human intervention; and the position of sedimentary carbonates as signs of balance and adjustments within the Earth's floor atmosphere. the chosen matters are offered with adequate historical past info to let the non-specialist to appreciate the fundamental chemistry concerned. confirmed on sessions taught by means of the authors, and licensed by means of the scholars, this entire quantity will end up itself to be a necessary reference resource to scholars, researchers and pros within the fields of oceanography, geochemistry, petrology, environmental technological know-how and petroleum geology.
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