Over the last few decades, geochemistry has increasingly played a leading role in quantitative Earth sciences across an ever-broadening range of topics. Despite its immense impact, there are surprisingly few textbooks on the subject and their depth and scope varies widely. This book is an interesting addition arising from a symposium held in Norway in 2008 as a contribution to the International Year of Planet Earth. As the title suggests, the book is divided into two halves. The first is a set of brief reviews of a number of topics that have been of long-standing interest and research; the second...

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