Berlin: Springer, 2008.
Hardcover. Near Fine with no dust jacket. Item #14233
Note on front paste-down, otherwise slight wear. Crisp hardcover.; 195 figures and 23 tables. "The importance of clay minerals and their origin is crucial to an understanding of the physico-chemical functions of the interface at the Earth's surface. Their place is that of contact between the mineral world and the living world, plants, and finally mankind. This contact zone is the realm of much of the environment as we see it today. If we can understand the way clays function in their interaction with plants, we can understand the major forces which shape our immediate environment. ... The information and the analysis presented here is an attempt to set trends of research in the direction of preventive and creative use of the plant - soil interface." ; 418 pages.