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Main Title Encyclopedia of Geobiology [electronic resource] /
Author Reitner, Joachim.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Thiel, Volker.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2011
Call Number QH343.4
ISBN 9781402092121
Subjects Geography. ; Life sciences. ; Geochemistry. ; Microbiology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation XXVIII, 927 p. 482 illus., 32 illus. in color. eReference. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
The interplay between Geology and Biology has shaped the Earth from the early Precambrian, 4 billion years ago. Moving beyond the borders of the classical core disciplines, Geobiology strives to identify cause-and-effect chains and synergisms between the geo- and the biospheres that have been driving evolution of life in modern and ancient environments. Combining modern methods, geobiological information can be extracted not only from visible remains of organisms, but also from organic molecules, rock fabrics, minerals, isotopes and other tracers. Exploring these processes and their signatures also creates enormous applied potentials with respect to issues of environment protection, public health, energy and resource management. The Encyclopedia of Geobiology is designed as a key reference for students, researchers, teachers, and the informed public to provide basic, but comprehensible knowledge on this rapidly expanding discipline at the interface between modern geo- and biosciences.