Office of Academic Resources
Chulalongkorn University
Chulalongkorn University

Home / Help

TitleGeomicrobiological Properties and Processes of Travertine [electronic resource] : With a Focus on Japanese Sites / by Akihiro Kano, Tomoyo Okumura, Chizuru Takashima, Fumito Shiraishi
ImprintSingapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
Connect to
Descript IX, 176 p. 79 illus., 63 illus. in color. online resource


This book presents basic knowledge and key objectives of research of geological, geochemical, and microbial properties and processes in travertines, carbonate deposits precipitated from calcareous hot springs. Much of the contents are based on the authors’ researches performed in Japan and Indonesia over the last decade. Travertine is one of the most active sedimentary systems, which have a potential impact on the Earth’s environment. It is also an accessible epitome of the Earth’s history, cultivating ancestral bacteria and representing a modern analog for ancient stromatolites. Readers can learn how integration of various scopes and methods unveils mysterious phenomena in travertine and can find cues for considering the early history of the Earth and life. This book includes a monographic chapter on Japanese onsens, or hot springs, which may help tourists to select the best places to enjoy the unique features of travertine


Introduction -- Basic knowledge of geochemical processes -- Sedimentology of travertine -- Methods -- Geomicrobiologial processes for laminated textures -- Geochemical model for rapid carbonate precipitation of travertines -- Travertines in Japan -- Concluding remarks

Sedimentology Bacteriology Mineralogy Sedimentology. Bacteriology. Biogeosciences. Mineralogy.


Office of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai Rd. Pathumwan Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Contact Us

Tel. 0-2218-2929,
0-2218-2927 (Library Service)
0-2218-2903 (Administrative Division)
Fax. 0-2215-3617, 0-2218-2907

Social Network


facebook   instragram