Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction (pp. 1-6)
Chapter 2. Parent Materials of Serpentine Soils (pp. 7-22)
Chapter 3. Pedogenesis and Classification Of Serpentine Soils (pp. 23-44)
Chapter 4. Mineral Weathering and Transformation (pp. 45-60)
Chapter 5. Element Enrichment of Serpentine Soils (pp. 61-90)
Chapter 6. Availability of Heavy Metals to Plants in Serpentine Soils (pp. 91-116)
Chapter 7. Release of Heavy Metals in Serpentine Soils (pp. 117-132)
Chapter 8. Accumulation of Metals in Plants on Serpentine Soils (pp. 133-150)
Chapter 9. Risk to Human Health from Exposure to Serpentine Soils: A Case Study of Chromium and Nickel Risk in Soil-Rice Systems (pp. 151-176)
Chapter 10. Application of Serpentine Soils (pp. 177-192)
About the Author (pp. 193-194)
Index (pp. 195)
Keywords: Biogeochemistry; soil; trace element; heavy metal; serpentine; chromite; phytoremediation; pedology
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