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Vineyards, rocks, and soils : the wine lover's guide to geology

Author: Alex Maltman
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
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This pioneering book explains geology wholly in the context of wine, including how it works in vineyards and its possible effects on wine taste.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Maltman, Alex, 1944-
Vineyards, rocks, and soils.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017048404
(OCoLC)1007065015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Maltman
ISBN: 9780190863296 0190863293
OCLC Number: 1023575788
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half title; Vineyards, Rocks, and Soils; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations and Conversions; 1. What Are Vineyards Made Of?; A Glimpse of the Very Basics: Elements, Atoms, and Ions; What Exactly Are Ions?; Introducing Minerals, Rocks, and Soil; Functional Yet Beautiful: Geologic Maps; The Big Backdrop: Plate Tectonics; 2. How Minerals Work; Minerals as Crystals; The Shape of Crystals; A Span in Composition; Identifying Minerals; Identifying Minerals by Hardness and Cleavage; Intricate but Vital: Cation Exchange; Explaining Cation Exchange. Some Minerals of the Wine WorldNative Elements; Oxide Minerals; Sulfide Minerals; Sulfate Minerals; Carbonate Minerals; 3. The Minerals that Make Rocks and Soils; Seeing the Lightâ#x80;#x94;â#x80;#x8B;While on Vacation!; The Secrets of the Rock-â#x80;#x8B;Forming Minerals; Olive Green and Garnet Red; Dark Horses: Pyroxenes and Amphiboles; Minerals in Sheets: Mica, and So On; Tiny Minerals with Huge Effects: The Clay Minerals; Kaolinite; Smectite/â#x80;#x8B;Montmorillonite; Illite; Vermiculite; The Workhorses: Feldspar and Quartz; 4. Igneous Rocks; Molten Rocks Beneath Our Feet. Below the Ground and at the Surface: Intrusive and Extrusive RocksNaming Igneous Rocks; Some Rocks You May Meet in Vineyards; Thrown from Volcanoes: The Volcaniclastic rocks; 5. Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks; The Detritus We Call Sediment; Easily Overlooked: The Dissolved Component; A Contribution from Biology; Hardening Sediment into Rock; Concretions in Sedimentary Rocks; Rocks from the Detritus; The Dissolved Component Makes Rocks; The Biology Input and the World of Limestone; Sedimentary Rocks Come in Layers; 6. Metamorphic Rocks; The Drive for Change. The Diverse Dynasty of Slate, Schist, and GneissMarble, Quartzite, and the Mysterious Serpentinite; 7. The Rocks Change Shape: Folds, Faults, and Joints; Even Rocks Can Change Their Shape; Rocks Can Fracture and Rocks Can Flowâ#x80;#x94;â#x80;#x8B;What Decides?; Bending and Bowing: The Folding of Rocks; Cracking and Moving: Geological Faults; â#x80;#x9C;The Earthquake Had a Magnitude of 6.â#x80;#x9D; What Does That Mean?; Unsung but Ubiquitous: Joints in Rock; 8. The Lay of the Land; Sculpting the Land: Some Features Due to Erosion; The Influence of Bedrock; The Kind of Rock; The Shape of the Rock. The Sediment Settles: From Ice, Wind, and WaterRiver Valleys; Rivers in the Hills; Out on the Plains; Three Favored Terrains; Alluvial Fans; River Terraces; Hillslopes; 9. Weathering, Soil, and the Minerals in Wine; Rock Weathering, or Where Does Soil Come From?; Soil: What Is It?; A Growing Vine Needs Nutrients; A Look at the Nutrient Minerals; Geologic Minerals, Nutrient Minerals, and Misunderstandings; A Mineral Taste in Wine?; 10. Soil, Water, Sunshine, and the Concept of Terroir; Whatâ#x80;#x99;s Beneath a Vineyard?; Crusts, Pans, and Hardened Layers.
Other Titles: Wine lover's guide to geology
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