Here is a comprehensive and up to-do-date presentation of the origins, and properties of clay minerals at the Earth's surface. The text reviews the relatively simple laws that govern the chemical or isotopic composition and the crystalline structure of clays, and then discusses their genesis and alteration. Concluding chapters show that clay minerals can form in variety of different environments: meteorites, lavas, subduction zones, among others.

Clays 2010, Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K, Berlin

ISBN-13: 9783642060007


Clays 2005, Springer, Berlin, Germany

ISBN-13: 9783540216674

2005 edition