This book aims to summarize the current state of the field of Environmental Mineralogy, the field of mineralogy that “seeks to define the roles of minerals in environmental systems, and to work towards the preservation and restoration of such systems”. The book is split into four broad sections, mineral-microbe interactions, anthropogenic influences on mineral interactions, minerals in contaminated environments and minerals and waste management. The split is not clear-cut but provides a useful guide to the areas and aims of research within the field. Chapters are of varied types; thorough review articles lie beside research papers with a smaller review...

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