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Regolith Scienceby Keith Scott
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This comprehensive reference on the fundamentals of regolith science 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 It includes previously unpublished information on elemental abundances in regolith materials along with detailed information on soil degradation processes such as in acid sulfate soils.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 Council for Landscape Environments and Mineral Exploration. This book will be a valuable resource for scientists and graduate/postgraduate students in geology, geography and soil science, and for professionals in the exploration industry and natural resources management.
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 objective information on applications.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction Keith M. Scott and Colin F. Pain 2 Regolith through time Brad Pillans 3 Landscape and regolith Graham Taylor 4 Regolith mineralogy Richard A. Eggleton 5 Regolith geochemistry Kenneth G. McQueen 6. Rock weathering and structure of the regolith Kenneth G. McQueen and Keith M. Scott 7 Geomicrobiology of the regolith Frank Reith, Mira Durr, Susan Welch and Stephen L. Rogers 8 Regolith and biota John Field and David Little 9 Regolith geophysics Tim Munday 10 Regolith and water Richard G. Cresswell and Paul Shand 11 Regolith description and mapping Colin F. Pain 12 Soils and natural resource management Robert W. Fitzpatrick 13 Regolith sampling for geochemical exploration Charles R.M. Butt, Keith M. Scott, Matthias Cornelius and Ian D.M. Robertson 14 Extraterrestrial regolith Jonathan D.A. Clarke Index
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