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Evolution of Life 4. Outlook References 1. 1 2 3 6 6 INTRODUCTION The biogeochemical cycling of the basic elements for life including carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur, has attracted the interest of many researchers over the past decades in view of its importance for the earth with a rapidly growing population, and in view of its impact on our environment and climate [1]. Of similar importance, the biogeochemistry of the essential transition metals has been extensively studied because of their function as cofactors, or as part of cofactors in enzymes, and as structural elements in proteins.

St. Louis, Michael J. Paterson, Robert J. P. Fudge, Britt D. Hall, David M. Rosenberg, and John W. M. Rudd 10. Mercury in the Food Web: Accumulation and Transfer Mechanisms Alain Boudou and Francis Ribeyre 11. Physiology and Toxicology of Mercury La´szlo´ Magos 12. Metabolism of Methylmercury in the Brain and Its Toxicological Significance N. Karle Mottet, Marie E. Vahter, Jay S. Charleston, and Lars T. Friberg Copyright 2005 by Taylor & Francis Group xxxiii xxxiv Contents of Previous Volumes 13.

Beckie 7. Anthropogenic Impacts on the Biogeochemistry and Cycling of Antimony William Shotyk, Michael Krachler, and Bin Chen 8. Microbial Transformations of Radionuclides: Fundamental Mechanisms and Biogeochemical Implications Jon R. Lloyd and Joanna C. Renshaw 9. Biogeochemistry of Carbonates: Recorders of Past Oceans and Climate Rosalind E. M. Rickaby and Daniel P. Schrag Subject Index Copyright 2005 by Taylor & Francis Group Contents of Previous Volumes xlv Comments and suggestions with regard to contents, topics, and the like for future volumes of the series are welcome.

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