Origin and Mineralogy of Clays: Clays and the Environment by Bruce VeldeOrigin and Mineralogy of Clays: Clays and the Environment by Bruce Velde

Origin and Mineralogy of Clays: Clays and the Environment

byBruce Velde

Paperback | December 1, 2010

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 1,725 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Origin and Mineralogy of Clays , the first of two volumes, lays the groundwork for a thorough study of clays in the environment. The second volume will deal with environmental interaction. Going from soils to sediments to diagenesis and hydrothermal alteration, the book covers the whole spectrum of clays. The chapters on surface environments are of great relevance in regard to environmental problems in soils, rivers and lake-ocean situations, showing the greatest interaction between living species and the chemicals in their habitat. The book is of interest to scientists and students working on environmental issues.
Title:Origin and Mineralogy of Clays: Clays and the EnvironmentFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:335 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.07 inShipping dimensions:23.5 × 15.5 × 0.07 inPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642081959

ISBN - 13:9783642081958


Table of Contents

1 Geology of Clays.- 2 Composition and Mineralogy of Clay Minerals.- 3 Origin of Clays by Rock Weathering and Soil Formation.- 4 Erosion, Sedimentation and Sedimentary Origin of Clays.- 5 Compaction and Diagenesis.- 6 Hydrothermal Alteration by Veins.- 7 Formation of Clay Minerals in Hydrothermal Environments.