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Alteration, Formation, and Occurrence of Minerals in Soils

Authored by: G. Jock Churchman , David J. Lowe

Handbook of Soil Sciences Properties and Processes

Print publication date:  November  2011
Online publication date:  November  2011

Print ISBN: 9781439803059
eBook ISBN: 9781439803066
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11267-23

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Abstract

This chapter, like Churchman (2000), seeks to bring readers up to date with information and understanding about the alteration of minerals and the nature of their products in the context of the formation and development of soils. It complements the articles by Bergaya et al. (2006), and recent books by Velde and Meunier (2008) and Velde and Barré (2010). This current chapter differs from Churchman (2000) in that it discusses the manner in which minerals, and especially secondary minerals, actually occur in soils, that is, it deals (in Section 20.3) with the occurrence, as well as the alteration and formation, of minerals in soils.

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