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Main Title Soil clays : linking geology, biology, agriculture, and the environment /
Author Churchman, G. J.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Velde, B.
Publisher CRC Press,
Year Published 2019
Call Number S592.367
ISBN 0429154763; 9780429154768; 9781498770071; 149877007X; 9780429532245; 0429532245; 9780429546945; 0429546947
Subjects Clay soils. ; Soil mineralogy. ; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General) ; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Reference ; TECHNOLOGY / Agriculture / General ; NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection ; SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
Internet Access
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Taylor & Francis
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Contents Notes
Introduction and definitions -- Soil clays : mineralogy -- Geology : defining the starting point for soil and clay formation -- Primary minerals and their alteration by weathering -- Driving forces of alteration -- Chemistry of alteration by weathering -- Formation of clays in the soil zone of alteration -- Nature and origin of surface soil clays -- The importance of climate in the formation of soil clays -- Associations of soil clays -- Occurrence and extraction of soil clays -- Identification and quantification of clay minerals in soils -- Surfaces, surface reactions, and particle size effects -- Role of soil clays in agriculture, the environment, and society -- Summary. "This book aims to help improve predictions of important properties of soils through a modern understanding of their highly reactive clay minerals as they are formed and occur in soils worldwide. It examines how clays occur in soils and the role of soil clays in disparate applications"--