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

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Overview

The important of clay minerals and their origin is crucial to an understanding of the physico-chemical functions of the interface at the Earth's surface. The information and the analysis presented here is an attempt to set trends of research in the direction of preventive and creative use of the plant-soil interface. This book aims to further a better understanding of such mechanisms, and it is thus intended for an audience of ecologists, pedologists, agronomists and other researchers involved in earth surface science.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540756330
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 9/26/2008
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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