The Origin of Clay Minerals in Soils and Weathered Rocks / Edition 1

The Origin of Clay Minerals in Soils and Weathered Rocks / Edition 1

by Bruce B. Velde, Alain Meunier
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540756337

ISBN-13: 9783540756330

Pub. Date: 08/20/2008

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Of huge relevance in a number of fields, this is a survey of the different processes of soil clay mineral formation and the consequences of these processes concerning the soil ecosystem, especially plant and mineral. Two independent systems form soil materials. The first is the interaction of rocks and water, unstable minerals adjusting to surface conditions. The

Overview

Of huge relevance in a number of fields, this is a survey of the different processes of soil clay mineral formation and the consequences of these processes concerning the soil ecosystem, especially plant and mineral. Two independent systems form soil materials. The first is the interaction of rocks and water, unstable minerals adjusting to surface conditions. The second is the interaction of the biosphere with clays in the upper parts of alteration profiles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540756330
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
08/20/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
0.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Clay Mineral Crystal Structure and Physicochemical Properties.- Basics for the Study of Soil and Weathered Rock Geochemical Systems.- The Development of Soils and Weathering Profile.- Clay Mineral Formation in Weathered Rocks: Water/Rock Interaction.- Plants and Soil Clay Minerals.- Clays and Climate – Clay Assemblages Formed under Extreme Humidity Conditions.- Physical Disequilibrium and Transportation of Soil Material.- The Place of Clay Mineral Species in Soils and Alterites.- The Place of Clay Mineral Species in Soils and Alterites.

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