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A History of Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry, from Prehistory to the End of the Classical Period

Since Mendeleev outlined the modern periodic table in 1869, many new uses have been found for the 92 naturally occurring elements. This book travels back in time to describe the utilization of materials familiar (gold, copper, iron) and arcane (arsenic, boron, red ochre) and their practical history (mining, metallurgy and crafts), with evidence from archaeology and geology. Together with the technological developments, author Robert Boyle portrays the advances in our understanding of materials science which led to modern geological and environmental sciences. It is a source book valuable to students of history and archaeology, mining and metallurgy, as well as to geologists, mineralogists and geochemists everywhere.


Geologist and mineralogist Graham C. Wilson has spent over 40 years in research and consulting, notably under the banner of his company, Turnstone Geological Services Limited. His long-standing interests span aspects of economic geology, archaeology, meteoritics and bibliographic databases.

Charles Butt is a geochemist and regolith geologist with over 40 years research experience with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia, concentrating on the development of exploration procedures and the geology of secondary mineral deposits in deeply weathered terrain.

Following degrees in mining geology and applied geochemistry at Imperial College London, UK, Robert Garrett joined the Geological Survey of Canada in 1967. His work has focused on regional geochemical survey design and developing methods to support data interpretation.

Heather Robinson, biochemist and adult educator, co-founded Science Council Manitoba and the Biology Teachers Organization, both based in Canada, and founded Youth Encouraging Sustainability while serving on the first Board of Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, Canada. She is also an artist, writer and consultant.

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ISBN: 1-5275-7614-0

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-7614-8

Release Date: 2nd May 2024

Pages: 630

Price: £88.99

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