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Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths

Soil micromorphology deals with the microscopic study of undisturbed soil and regolith samples, making use especially of thin sections and petrographic techniques. It exists as a discipline for almost 70 years. Micromorphology is used by pedologists, quaternary geologists, sedimentologists, and since two decennia intensively by archaeologists. This book provides the state of art in the field of genetic interpretation of micromorphological features, which is not restricted to the classic genetic soil horizons, but also covers processes of soil material formation and weathering, and the results of human activities and regoliths in a wider sense.

postgraduate students and researchers in the fields of pedogenesis, soil classification, quaternary geology, sedimentology and archaeology.

Hardbound, 752 Pages

Published: August 2010

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-53156-8


  • Preface Georges Stoops, Vera Marcelino & Florias Mees

    Chapter 1 Micromorphology as a tool in soil and regolith studies. Georges Stoops

    Chapter 2 Micromorphological features and their relation to processes and classification: general guidelines and keys. Georges Stoops, Vera Marcelino & Florias Mees

    Chapter 3 Colluvial and mass wasting deposits. Herman Mücher, Henk van Steijn & Frans Kwaad

    Chapter 4 Saprolites. Siti Zauyah, Carlos E.G.R. Schaefer & Felipe N.B. Simas

    Chapter 5 Pedoplasmation: formation of soil material. Georges Stoops & Carlos E.G.R. Schaefer

    Chapter 6 Frost action. Brigitte Van Vliet-Lanoë

    Chapter 7 Vertic features. Irina Kovda & Ahmet R. Mermut

    Chapter 8 Redoximorphic features. David L. Lindbo, Mark H. Stolt & Mike J. Vepraskas

    Chapter 9 Calcium carbonate features. Nicolas Durand, H. Curtis Monger & Matthew G. Canti

    Chapter 10 Gypsic features. Rosa M. Poch, Octavio Artieda, Juan Herrero & Marina Lebedeva-Verba

    Chapter 11 Textural pedofeatures and related horizons. Peter Kühn, José Aguilar & Rienk Miedema

    Chapter 12 Spodic materials. Michael A. Wilson & Dominique Righi

    Chapter 13 Regoliths and soils on volcanic ash. Sergey Sedov, Georges Stoops & Sergey Shoba

    Chapter 14 Oxic and related materials. Vera Marcelino, Georges Stoops & Carlos E.G.R. Schaefer

    Chapter 15 Lateritic and bauxitic materials. Georges Stoops & Vera Marcelino

    Chapter 16 Topsoils - mollic, takyric and yermic horizons. Maria Gerasimova & Marina Lebedeva

    Chapter 17 Soil organic matter. Mark H. Stolt & David L. Lindbo

    Chapter 18 Features related to faunal activity. Maja J. Kooistra & Mirjam M. Pulleman

    Chapter 19 Physical and biological surface crusts and seals. Marcello Pagliai & Georges Stoops

    Chapter 20 Salt minerals in saline soils and salt crusts. Florias Mees & Tatiana V. Tursina

    Chapter 21 Pedogenic and biogenic siliceous features. Ma. del Carmen Gutiérrez-Castorena & William R. Effland

    Chapter 22 Authigenic silicate minerals - sepiolite-palygorskite, zeolites and sodium silicates. Florias Mees

    Chapter 23 Phosphatic features. Panagiotis Karkanas & Paul Goldberg

    Chapter 24 Sulphidic and sulphuric materials. Florias Mees & Georges Stoops

    Chapter 25 Anthropogenic features. W. Paul Adderley, Clare A. Wilson, Ian A. Simpson & Donald A. Davidson

    Chapter 26 Archaeological materials. Richard I. Macphail & Paul Goldberg

    Chapter 27 Palaeosoils and relict soils. Nicolas Fedoroff, Marie-Agnès Courty & Zhengtang Guo 


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