Frontiers in Geochemistry: Global Inorganic Geochemistry, Konrad Krauskopf Volume 1. International Book Series, volume 5
The technical papers resulting from a symposium entitled “Frontiers in Geochemistry,” held at Stanford University in honor of Professor Konrad B. Krauskopf, were published in separate installments in International Geology Review and are collected here in an attempt to recognize Krauskopf’s lifetime of extraordinary achievement in both geology and geochemistry. Krauskopf has published a diverse set international-quality investigations broadly arching across the fields of hard-rock geology, petrology, geochemistry, and mineral deposits. Detailed studies include illuminating the parageneses of granitoids and basement terranes in the Pacific Northwest, the volcanic eruptions of Parícutin in the Transmexican volcanic belt, and the regional petrologic evolution of coastal Norway. He has generated both mineral deposit and general geologic maps for the California Division of Mines and the U.S. Geological Survey, chiefly in the Sierra Nevada and the White-Inyo ranges of eastern California. He pioneered books applying the principles of physics and chemistry to Earth and provided geoscientists with discipline-defining texts in geochemistry and physical geology over five decades. Special emphases have included elucidation of aqueous solution–metal complex equilibria as well as thermodynamic applications to solid-melt-fluid partitioning. Few geochemists have contributed to the earth sciences in such far-ranging ways as geologist, geochemist, and science and technology advisor to the nation. This two-volume book is an insufficient tribute to the legendary scientific accomplishments of Krauskopf, but it’s a start!