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Thermodynamics in Earth Sciences / von Jibamitra Ganguly


This book provides exposition of a large spectrum of geological, geochemical and geophysical problems that are amenable to thermodynamic analysis.It also includes selected problems in planetary sciences, relationship between thermodynamics and microscopic properties, particle size effects on thermodynamic properties, and methods of approximations of thermodynamic properties of minerals. These latter features are usually missing in textbooks, but are very important for problems in Earth and Planetary Science. The textbook will enable graduate students and researchers alike to approximate thermodynamic properties of minerals when the required data are not available.