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Rock Weathering and Landform Evolution

Edited By: D A Robinson and R B G Williams

512 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Sep 1994 | #35200 | ISBN: 0471951196
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Brings together a series of important studies on rock weathering by leading researchers, and covers a wide range of topics, including: weathering surfaces and dating; weathering and landform development in tropical and arid environments; weathering and landform development in high latitude and high altitude environments.


Partial table of contents: WEATHERING PROCESSES. Weathering of Granitic Rocks: Environment and Clay Mineral Formation (A. Gerrard). The Effects of Fire on Rock Weathering: An Experimental Study (R. Allison & A. Goudie). WEATHERING OF BUILDING STONES. Processes and Rates of Urban Limestone Weathering (R. Inkpen, et al.). Salt Weathering and the Urban Water Table in Deserts (R. Cooke). WEATHERING SURFACES AND DATING. Micro-Mapping as a Tool for the Study of Weathered Rock Surfaces (J. Swantesson). WEATHERING AND LANDFORM DEVELOPMENT IN TROPICAL AND ARID ENVIRONMENTS. Ages and Geomorphic Relationships of Saprolite Mantles (M. Thomas). WEATHERING AND LANDFORM DEVELOPMENT IN TEMPERATE ENVIRONMENTS. Classification of Dartmoor Tors (J. Ehlen). WEATHERING AND LANDFORM DEVELOPMENT IN HIGH LATITUDE AND HIGH ALTITUDE ENVIRONMENTS. Joint Control in the Formation of Rock Steps in the Subglacial Environment (B. Rea). Indexes.

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