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Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy of the Cationic Clay Minerals is up to date overview of the use of these techniques in the study of cationic clay minerals. The methods include infrared spectroscopy covering Mid-IR, Near-IR, Far-IR and IR Emission spectroscopy, as well as FT-Raman spectroscopy and Raman microscopy. This book complements the short introductions to these techniques described succinctly in the original Handbook of Clay Science (Volumes 1 and 5B) but in far more depth. In a systematic way it covers the most important literature since the development and application of these techniques in clay science. No other book covers such a wide variety of spectroscopic techniques in a single volume for clay and soil scientists. In addition, some chapters will be of interest to scientists working on planetary geology, e.g. Mars, where some of the equipment either on the surface or orbiting is using spectroscopic methods to determine the soil chemistry/mineralogy of the planet under study.