Atlas of Micromorphology of Mineral Alteration and Weathering

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Mineralogical Association of Canada, 1998 - Science - 494 pages
"The book is divided into four main sections. The first, an introductory section, begins by outlining the general concepts involved in weathering processes, including a number of basic definitions, and the influence of kinetics, porosity and chemical dissolution on both petrography and geochemistry, as well as providing detailed instructions on how to sample a weathered profile (i.e. pristine bed-rock through to the resultant soil). The second section deals with the 'patterns of weathering', including clear descriptions of the degrees and patterns of weathering, as well as primary residues and secondary products. The third section covers 'alteromorphs' and includes a classification scheme that is summarized in colourful, diagrammatic form on the inside book covers for easy reference. The final section, where petrology turns into soil science, covers lithorelics, nodules and pisoliths."--Pub. desc.

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