Regolith Science / Edition 1

Regolith Science / Edition 1

by Keith Scott
     
 

ISBN-10: 9048180090

ISBN-13: 9789048180097

Pub. Date: 02/28/2014

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

"This comprehensive reference on the fundamentals of regolith geoscience describes how regolith is developed from parental rocks and emphasises the importance of chemical, physical, water and biological processes in regolith formation. It provides details for mapping regolith landforms, as well as objective information on applications in mineral exploration and…  See more details below

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"This comprehensive reference on the fundamentals of regolith geoscience describes how regolith is developed from parental rocks and emphasises the importance of chemical, physical, water and biological processes in regolith formation. It provides details for mapping regolith landforms, as well as objective information on applications in mineral exploration and natural resource management. Regolith Science also provides a concise history of weathering through time in Australia. It includes previously unpublished information on elemental abundances in regolith materials along with detailed information on soil degradation processes such as in acid sulfate soils." Written by experts in the field, Regolith Science summarises research carried out over a 13-year period within the Cooperative Research Centre for Landscape Environments and Mineral Exploration. This book will be a resource for scientists and graduate/postgraduate students in geology, geography and soil science, and for professionals in the exploration industry and natural resources management.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048180097
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
Pages:
462
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction Keith M. Scott Scott, Keith M. Colin F. Pain Pain, Colin F. 1

2 Regolith through time Brad Pillans Pillans, Brad 7

3 Landscape and regolith Graham Taylor Taylor, Graham 31

4 Regolith mineralogy Richard A. Eggleton Eggleton, Richard A. 45

5 Regolith geochemistry Kenneth G. McQueen McQueen, Kenneth G. 73

6 Rock weathering and structure of the regolith Kenneth G. McQueen McQueen, Kenneth G. Keith M. Scott Scott, Keith M. 105

7 Geomicrobiology of the regolith Frank Reith Reith, Frank Mira Durr Durr, Mira Susan Welch Welch, Susan Stephen L. Rogers Rogers, Stephen L. 127

äColour plates 159

8 Regolith and biota John Field Field, John David Little Little, David 175

9 Regolith geophysics Tim Munday Munday, Tim 219

10 Regolith and water Richard G. Cresswell Cresswell, Richard G. Paul Shand Shand, Paul 251

11 Regolith description and mapping Colin F. Pain Pain, Colin F. 281

12 Soils and natural resource management Robert W. Fitzpatrick Fitzpatrick, Robert W. 307

13 Regolith sampling for geochemical exploration Charles R. M. Butt Butt, Charles R. M. Keith M. Scott Scott, Keith M. Matthias Cornelius Cornelius, Matthias Ian D. M. Robertson Robertson, Ian D. M. 341

14 Extraterrestrial regolith Jonathan D. A. Clarke Clarke, Jonathan D. A. 377

App. 1 Glossary of regolith terms Richard A. Eggleton Eggleton, Richard A. Colin F. Pain Pain, Colin F. Keith M. Scott Scott, Keith M. 409

App. 2 Regolith geochemistry of elements Keith M. Scott Scott, Keith M. 433

Index 453

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