"Geochemistry of Earth Surface Systems" offers an interdisciplinary reference for scientists, researchers and upper undergraduate and graduate level geochemistry students a sampling of articles on earth surface processes from "The Treatise on Geochemistry" that is more affordable than the full Treatise. For professionals, this volume will provide an overview of the field as a whole. For students, it will provide more in-depth introductory content than is found in broad-based geochemistry textbooks. Articles were selected from chapters across all volumes of the full Treatise, and include: Volcanic Degassing, Hydrothermal Processes, The Contemporary Carbon Cycle, Global Occurrence of Major Elements in Rivers, Organic Matter in the Contemporary Ocean, The Biological Pump, and Evolution of Sedimentary Rocks. This title includes comprehensive, interdisciplinary and authoritative content selected by leading subject experts. It features robust illustrations, figures and tables. It has affordably priced sampling of content from the full "Treatise on Geochemistry".