Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths by Georges Stoops

Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths

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Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regolith, 2nd edition, provides researchers and students with a global tool for interpretation of micromorphological features of regoliths and soils. After an introduction and general overview by the editors, micromorphological aspects of regoliths (e.g. saprolites, unconsolidated sediments, transported materials) are highlighted, followed by a systematic and coherent discussion of the micromorphological expression of various pedogenic processes. This is done by discussing diagnostic horizons, materials and processes. The following topics are also treated: freeze-thaw features, redoximorphic features, calcareous and gypsiferous formations, textural features, spodic and oxic horizons, andic and volcanic materials, organic and surface horizons, laterites, surface crusts, salts, biogenic and inorganic siliceous materials, authigenic silicates, phosphates, thionic and derived materials, and features related to faunal activity. The last chapters address the impact of anthropic activities, with regard to archaeology and palaeopedology.

Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regolith, 2nd edition, is written by a team of well-known, global  experts in the field who all used a single set of concepts and terminology, making it a valuable interdisciplinary reference.

  • The first exhaustive publication on interpretation of micromorphological features
  • Covers related topics, making micromorphology more attractive and accessible for geographers, archaeologists and quaternary geologists
  • Thematic treatment of a range of soil micromorphology fields broadens the content’s applications
  • Authored by a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring thorough coverage of archaeological, geological, and earth science disciplines

About The Author

Dr. Mees edited the previous edition of the volume, alongside Professor Stoops and Dr. Marcelino. He has numerous years of experience researching in sediment petrology, soil mineralogy and micromorphology.
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Title:Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and RegolithsFormat:OtherDimensions:752 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 25, 2010Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080932304

ISBN - 13:9780080932309

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Table of Contents

1. Micromorphology as a tool in soil and regolith studies

Georges Stoops Sr.

2. Micromorphological features and their relation to processes and classification:

Georges Stoops Sr., Vera Marcelino and Florias Mees

3. Sediments as parent materials

Jaap van der Meer and John Menzies

4. Colluvial and mass wasting deposits

Herman Mücher, H van Steijn and F Kwaad

5. Saprolites

Martine Gérard, Carlos Schaefer, F. Simas and Siti Zauyah

6. Pedoplasmation: formation of soil material

Georges Stoops Sr. and Carlos Schaefer

7. Fabric and composition of the groundmass

Florias Mees and Georges Stoops Sr.

8. Pedogenic siliceous features

Ma. del Carmen Gutiérrez Castorena

9. Biogenic siliceous features

Danuta Kaczorek, Luc Vrydagh and William Effland

10. Authigenic silicate minerals - sepiolite-palygorskite, zeolites and sodium silicates

Florias Mees

11. Calcium carbonate features

Nicolas Durand, C. Monger, Matthew Canti and Eric Verrecchia

12. Gypsic features

Rosa M. Poch, Octavio Artieda and M. Lebedeva

13. Salt minerals in saline soils and salt crusts

Florias Mees

14. Phosphatic features

Panagiotis Karkanas and Paul Goldberg

15. Sulphidic and sulphuric materials

Florias Mees and Georges Stoops Sr.

16. Textural pedofeatures and related horizons

Peter Kühn, M. Bronnikova, J. Aguilar and Rienk Miedema

17. Redoximorphic features

M. Vepraskas, David Lindbo and M. stolt

18. Features related to faunal activity

Maja J. Kooistra and Mirjam Pulleman

19. Organic matter

Kristin Ismail-Meyer, David Lindbo and M. stolt

20. Topsoils

Maria Gerasimova and M. Lebedeva

21. Physical and biological surface crusts

Amanda J. Williams, Georges Stoops Sr. and Marcello Pagliai

22. Frost action

Brigitte Van Vliet-Lanoë and Catherine fox

23. Vertic features

Irina Kovda and A. Mermut

24. Spodic materials

Mike Wilson

25. Oxic and related materials

Vera Marcelino, Georges Stoops Sr. and Carlos Schaefer

26. Lateritic and bauxitic materials

Georges Stoops Sr. and Vera Marcelino

27. Regoliths and soils on volcanic ash

Sergey Sedov and Georges Stoops Sr.

28. Anthropogenic features

Paul W. Addeley, C.A. Wilson, I.A. Simpson and D.A. Davidson

29. Archaeological materials

Richard I. Macphail and Paul Goldberg

30. Palaeosoils and relict soils, a conceptual approach

Marie-Agnès Courty and Guo Zhengtang

31. Palaeosoils and relict soils, a systematic review

Mauro Cremaschi, Luca Trombino and Andrea Zerboni