By: C Ollier and C Pain
316 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps
Explores the relationship between regolith, or soft material overlying bedrock, and other aspects of earth science, such as landscape evolution, greenhouse gases and weathering.
Partial table of contents: An Outline of Regolith Studies. Introduction to Weathering. Mechanisms of Weathering. Mineral and Rock Weathering. Hydrology and the Regolith. Climate and the Regolith. Slopes and Plains. Soils. Applied Soil Studies. Duricrusts. Stratigraphy and Age of the Regolith. Tectonics and Models of Landscape Evolution. Ores and Geochemical Exploration. Techniques in the Study of Regolith. Regolith Maps. The Big Picture--Regolith in the Geosystem. Glossary. References. Index.
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