Alain Meunier ...
472 pages - Publisher: Springer; (May 24, 2005)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 3540216677 - ISBN-13: 978-3540216674

Here is a comprehensive and up to-do-date presentation of the origins, and properties of clay minerals at the Earth´s surface. The text reviews the relatively simple laws that govern the chemical or isotopic composition and the crystalline structure of clays, and then discusses their genesis and alteration. Concluding chapters show that clay minerals can form in variety of different environments: meteorites, lavas, subduction zones, among others.

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