Table of Contents

Brief overview of carbon on earth.
Earth's volatile beginnings.
Heat balance of the atmosphere and carbon dioxide.
Mineralogy, chemistry, and reaction kinetics of the major carbonate phases.
Carbon dioxide in natural waters.
Isotopic fractionation of carbon: inorganic and biological processes.
Sedimentary rock record and oceanic and atmospheric carbon.
Weathering and consumption of CO₂.
Carbon in the oceanic coastal margin.
Natural global carbon cycle through time.
The carbon cycle in the anthropocene. Covers the fundamentals of the biogeochemical behavior of carbon near the Earth's surface, in the atmosphere, minerals, waters, air-sea exchange, and inorganic and biological processes fractionating the carbon isotopes, and more. This book is intended for Earth and environmental scientists.