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    Weathering: An Introduction to the Scientific Principles (Hodder Arnold Publication) (Paperback) By (author) David Rolls, By (author) Will J. Bland

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    DescriptionOur 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 landscape. Assuming little background knowledge, the authors develop ideas from first principles to provide a straightforward introduction to weathering for students of geography, geology and earth and environmental science.


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    Title
    Weathering
    Subtitle
    An Introduction to the Scientific Principles
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Rolls, By (author) Will J. Bland
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 514 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780340677445
    ISBN 10: 0340677449
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BIC subject category V2: RBGK
    B&T Approval Code: A56820000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000, SCI030000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26640
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: RBGD
    DC21: 551.302
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 551.302, 551.3/02
    LC classification: QE570 .B5685 1998
    B&T Approval Code: A56680000
    Thema V1.0: RBGK, RBGD
    Edition
    2
    Illustrations note
    100 line diagrams
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Hodder Arnold
    Publication date
    01 October 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "A successful attempt at demystifying the complex processes that so impacts the earth's surface to produce familiar landforms."--Northeastern Naturalist"There is...no other book on the topic as timely and comprehensive. Recommended for all libraries with earth science collections."--Choice
    Table of contents
    Introduction General principles of bonding and structure in earth materials Application of structures: the structures of silicates and other earth materials Bulk physical properties of rocks Physical properties of water The chemical properties of water Mechanical weathering processes Chemical weathering Biological weathering Intensity and rate of weathering The products of weathering Weathering- controlled landforms