List of Contributors. Series Preface. Preface. PART I: FUNDAMENTALS OF SOIL PARTICLE-MICROORGANISM INTERACTIONS. Interactions between Microorganisms and Soil Particles: An Overview (C. Chenu and G. Stotzky). A Fractal Approach for Interactions between Soil Particles and Microorganisms (N. Senesi and L. Boddy). Interactions of Organic Materials and Microorganisms with Minerals in the Stabilization of Structure (J. A. Baldock). Impact of Organic Substances on the Formation and Transformation of the Metal Oxides in Soil Environments (A. Violante, G. S. R. Krishnamurti and P. M. Huang). Microbial Mobilization of Metals from Soil Minerals under Aerobic Conditions (E. Kurek). Interactions of Bacteria and Environmental Metals, Fine-grained Mineral Development and Bioremediation Strategies (J. S. McLean, J.-U. Lee and T. J. Beveridge). PART II: IMPACT OF SOIL PARTICLE-MICROORGANISM INTERACTIONS ON THE TERRESTRIAL ENVIRONMENT. (A) ION CYCLING AND ORGANIC POLLUTANT TRANSFORMATION. Effect of Mineral Colloids on Biogeochemical Cycling of C, N, P and S in Soil (G. Guggenberger and K. M. Haider). Impact of Interactions between Microorganisms and Soil Colloids on the Transformation of Organic Pollutants (J. Dec, J.-M. Bollag, P. M. Huang, and N. Senesi). (B) RHIZOSPHERE CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY. Chemical and Biological Processes in the Rhizosphere: Metal Pollutants (P. M. Huang and J. J. Germida). Biotic and Abiotic Interactions in the Rhizosphere: Organic Pollutants (T. A. Anderson, D. P. Shupack and H. Awata). (C) ANAEROBIC AND TRANSPORT PROCESSES, AND THE SUBSURFACE TERRESTRIAL ENVIRONMENT. Interactions between Microorganisms and Minerals under Anaerobic Conditions (H. L. Ehrlich). The Role of Mineral Colloids in the Facilitated Transport of Contaminants in Saturated Porous media (M. Elimelech and J. N. Ryan). Index.