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Regolith science

Author: Keith M Scott; C F Pain
Publisher: Collingwood, Australia : CSIRO Pub. ; Dordrecht, Netherlands : Springer, ©2008.
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"This comprehensive reference will enable recent geology, geography and soil science graduates working with regolith materials and postgraduate students to acquire a sound background in aspects of regolith geoscience. It indicates how regolith is developed from parental rocks and emphasises the importance of chemical, physical, water and biological processes in regolith formation. It provides full colour  Read more...
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Regolith science.
Collingwood, Australia : CSIRO Pub. ; Dordrecht, Netherlands : Springer, ©2008
(OCoLC)757486273
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith M Scott; C F Pain
ISBN: 9781402088599 1402088590 9780643093966 0643093966
OCLC Number: 249570176
Description: 461 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction / Keith M. Scott and Colin F. Pain --
Regolith through time / Brad Pillans --
Landscape and regolith / Graham Taylor --
Regolith mineralogy / Richard A. Eggleton --
Regolith geochemistry / Kenneth G. McQueen --
Rock weathering and structure of the regolith / Kenneth G. McQueen and Keith M. Scott --
Geomicrobiology of the regolith / Frank Reith [and others] --
Regolith and biota / John Field and David Little --
Regolith geophysics / Tim Munday --
Regolith and water / Richard G. Cresswell and Paul Shand --
Regolith description and mapping / Colin F. Pain --
Soils and natural resource management / Robert W. Fitzpatrick --
Regolith sampling for geochemical exploration / Charles R.M. Butt [and others] --
Extraterrestrial regolith / Jonathan D.A. Clarke --
Appendixes: 1. Glossary of regolith terms / Richard A. Eggleton, Colin F. Pain and Keith M. Scott --
2. Regolith geochemistry of elements / Keith M. Scott.
Responsibility: [edited by] Keith M. Scott and Colin F. Pain.
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Packed with full-color illustrations, this comprehensive reference on regolith geoscience details their chemical and physical properties. It also provides details for mapping regolith landforms and  Read more...

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