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Weathering An Introduction to the Scientific Principles

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ISBN-10: 0340677449

ISBN-13: 9780340677445

Edition: 1998

Authors: Will Bland, David Rolls

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Our landscape is constantly changing, but before the dramatic effects of erosion and mass movement take place, more subtle forces work on the rocks, minerals and soils around us. Weathering is the initial process which exposes the top few layers of the Earth to the potential for change. This book provides an introduction to the scientific principles behind mechanical, chemical and biological weathering. Starting with a consideration of the chemical and physical properties of rocks and water, the authors proceed to an accessible explanation of the weathering processes themselves, concluding with a review of weathering rates and intensities, and a survey of the effects of weathering on the…    
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/31/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 9.00" wide x 6.10" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

General principles of bonding and structure in earth materials
Application of principles: structures of silicates and other earth materials
Bulk physical properties of rocks
Physical properties of water
Chemical properties of water
Mechanical weathering processes
Chemical weathering
Biological weathering
Intensity and rate of weathering
Products of weathering
Weathering-controlled landforms
Named compounds and minerals
App. B: Glossary
Units, constants and conversion factors
Periodic table of the elements