As outlined in the Preface, this book is intended for students and all those professionally interested in soil mineralogy and, rather than comprehensively reviewing the subject matter, aims to synthesize and summarize it through selected recent reviews and original papers. The overall format in terms of chapter headings is similar, but not identical, to the earlier and rather larger SSSA publication ‘Minerals in Soil Environments’. Thus, the bulk of the book deals firstly with the general principles of mineral chemistry in soils and then with individual soil mineral groups in detail, using virtually the same chapter headings of the earlier...

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