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01.New Permafrost and Glacier Research
02.Rock Chemistry
03.Weathering: Types, Processes and Effects
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Weathering: Types, Processes and Effects
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Editors: Matthew J. Colon
Book Description:
Weathering is an important phenomenon of the geochemical cycle as it contributes to the relief formation. It corresponds to a general term applied to physical and chemical changes suffered by rocks as a consequence of their exposition to different conditions of humidity and temperature. In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the types, processes and effects of weathering. Topics discussed include the use of weathering indices in rock research; geomorphic processes in the last glacial age; understanding chemical weathering in affecting the Earth's surface; weathering of dimensional granite stones used as cladding and the weathering process and desert pavement development. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: The Use of Weathering Indices in Rock Art Research (pp.1-68)
(Robert G. Bednarik, International Federation of Rock Art Organizations (IFRAO), VIC, Australia)

Chapter 2: Geomorphic Processes since the Later Last Glacial Indicated by the Formation of Block Deposition Features in Mid-Latitude Temperate Zones (pp.69-128)
(Masayuki Seto, Saitama University, Japan)

Chapter 3: Weathering Processes and Natural Radionuclides (pp. 129-166)
(Daniel Marcos Bonotto, Jairo Roberto Jiménez-Rueda, Departamento de Petrologia e Metalogenia, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brasil)

Chapter 4: Weathering of Dimensional Granitic Stones Used as Cladding (pp. 167-188)
(Patricia Vazquez, F. Javier Alonso, University of Oviedo, Department of Geology, Oviedo, Spain)

Chapter 5: Desert Pavement Types and Development and Implications for Rates and Processes of Formation: Case Study of the Northern United Arab Emirates (pp. 189-206)
(Asma Al Farraj, Geography Department, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates)

Index (pp. 207-215)

      Earth Sciences in the 21st Century
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 215.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61324-280-3
   Status: AV
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