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Rock Coatings

Series: Developments in Earth Surface Processes Volume: 6

Edited By: Ronald I Dorn

429 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, SEMs


Hardback | Dec 1998 | #86616 | ISBN: 0444829199
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Many rock coatings have been misunderstood by geographers and geologists alike for over a century, this is the first book that explains the variety of rock coatings found at the earth surface. For the achaeologist, it explains the variety of patination types found at the earth surface and the book also provides the first marriage of the stone conservation, archaeological, and earth science literature. In the last two hundred years, there have been over 2000 papers written on fourteen general types of rock coatings by scholars from over a dozen disciplines including analytical chemistry, archaeology, botany, conservation of stone monuments, climatology, engineering, hydrology, geochemistry, geomorphology, landscape architecture, microbiology, mineralogy, pedology, oceanography, remote sensing, tectonics, and weathering. Yet, "Rock Coatings" provides the first synthesis of this interdisciplinary field. "Rock Coatings" is subdivided into three sections: firstly, the introductory; the second section details the different types of rock coatings; and the final section synthesizes the material and presents a general model to interpret the distribution of rock coatings found at the earth's surface.

A.S. Goudie ...It is unlikely that over the next decade or so anyone could contemplate undertaking research on rock coating without referring to this work, for it provides an unbeatable entree to the literature, to the debates and controversies, and to a wide range of esoteric phenomena... Geoderma 88


Section Headings: Preface and Acknowledgements. Section 1. General Perspectives. Chapter 1. Introduction. Chapter 2. Paradigms and Methods in Rock Coating Research. Section 2. Different Rock Coatings. Chapter 3. Anthropogenic Pigments. Chapter 4. Lithobiontic Coatings. Chapter 5. Carbonate Crusts. Chapter 6. Case Hardening Agents. Chapter 7. Dust Films. Chapter 8. Heavy Metal Skins. Chapter 9. Iron Films. Chapter 10. Manganiferous Rock Varnish. Chapter 11. Nitrates and Other Uncommon Rock Coatings. Chapter 12. Oxalate-rich Crusts. Chapter 13 Silica Glaze. Chapter 14. General Model of Rock Coating Development. Chapter 15. Analyzing Geographical Variations in Rock Coatings. References. Geographical index. Subject index.

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