Introduction to the Petrology of Soils and Chemical Weathering / Edition 1

Introduction to the Petrology of Soils and Chemical Weathering / Edition 1

by Daniel B. Nahon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471508616

ISBN-13: 9780471508618

Pub. Date: 02/28/1991

Publisher: Wiley

Written by a prominent French petrologist, it describes a new analytical approach to petrology, the study of the origins, morphology and classification of soils. Examines the chemical weathering that occurs through the interaction of rain and underground water with consolidated rocks, dealing with the subject from the microscopic scale right up to the landscape

Overview

Written by a prominent French petrologist, it describes a new analytical approach to petrology, the study of the origins, morphology and classification of soils. Examines the chemical weathering that occurs through the interaction of rain and underground water with consolidated rocks, dealing with the subject from the microscopic scale right up to the landscape scale. Also includes an overview of major weathering processes and discusses supergene (i.e., near the surface) alteration of rocks and minerals, structural transformations, transfers and accumulations of soils, evolution of pedological mantles. Arrives at a number of important conclusions regarding soils as a reflection of the past and present. Included are over 125 spectacular drawings and 25 pages of references.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471508618
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/1991
Series:
Basic Topics in Geology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Supergene Alteration of Minerals and Rocks: Preservation of Original Structures.

Structural Transformations of Pedoturbation.

Transfers and Accumulations.

Differentiation and Evolution of Pedologic Mantles of Tropical and Subtropical Zones.

Conclusions.

References.

Index.

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