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Author Taylor, G. (Graham)

Title Regolith geology and geomorphology / G. Taylor, R.A. Eggleton
Published Chichester ; New York : J. Wiley, [2001]


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 MELB  551.41 Tay/Rga  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 375 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: of rotten rocks, soils and solutions -- 2. Overview - landscapes and the evolution of the regolith -- 3. Earth materials -- 4. Weathering: agents and controls -- 5. Landscape and regolith hydrology -- 6. The chemistry of weathering -- 7. Regolith geochemistry -- 8. Mineral weathering -- 9. Rock weathering -- 10. Products of weathering -- 11. In situ weathering profiles -- 12. Physically transported regolith -- 13. Solute transport and precipitation in the regolith -- 14. Regolith mapping -- 15. Importance and applications of regolith geology and landscapes
Summary "Regolith study is a young science and much that has been written about it is speculative and open to question. A real understanding for the topic can only come from scientific investigation. This book provides a fundamental discussion of regolith properties and chemistry, and considers many landscape situations and features, linking the process to position, geochemistry and time. The central theme throughout is the critical role that water plays in driving regolith change and developing mineralogical variation down the profile." "This book would be of use to Earth scientists, civil and mining engineers, environmental scientists, mineral explorationists, geochemists, pedologists, geomorphologists, 2nd year level academics, academic libraries, mining exploration companies and government instrumentalists."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-358) and indexes
Subject Regolith.
Author Eggleton, R. A.
LC no. 2001024879
ISBN 0471974544
Other Titles Regolith geology & geomorphology