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Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

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Publisher Comments:

A concise treatment of the fundamental principles of sedimentology and stratigraphy, featuring the important physical, chemical, biological and stratigraphic characteristics of sedimentary rocks. Emphasized are the ways in which the study of sedimentary rocks is used to interpret depositional environments, changes in ancient sea level, and other intriguing aspects of Earth history. Topics include the origin and transport of sedimentary materials; physical properties of sedimentary rocks; composition, classification and diagenesis of sedimentary rocks and principles of stratigraphy and basin analysis. For individuals interested in one text providing comprehensive coverage of both sedimentology and stratigraphy.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 686-717) and index.

Table of Contents

Part I: Origin and Transport of Sedimentary Materials

Chapter 1: Weathering and Soils

Chapter 2: Transport and Deposition of Siliciclastic Sediment

 

Part II: Physical Properties of Sedimentary Rocks

Chapter 3: Sedimentary Textures

Chapter 4: Sedimentary Structures

 

Part III: composition, Classification, and Diagenesis of Sedimentary Rocks

Chapter 5: Siliciclastic Sedimentary Rocks

Chapter 6: Carbonate Sedimentary Rocks

Chapter 7: Other Chemical/Biolchemical and Carbonaceous Sedimentary Rocks

 

Part IV Depositional Environments

Chapter 8: Continental Environments

Chapter9: Marginal Marine Environments

Chapter 10: Siliciclastic Marine Environments

Chapter 11: Carbonate and Evaporite Environments

 

Part V: Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis

Chapter 12: Lithostratigraphy

Chapter 13: Seismic, Sequence, and Magnetic Stratigraphy

Chapter 14: Biostratigraphy

Chapter 15: Chronostratigraphy and Geologic Time

Chapter 16: Basin Analysis, Tectonics, and Sedimentation

 

Appendices

Appendix A: Form and Roundness of Sedimentary Particles

Appendix B: Paleothermometry

Appendix C: North American Stratigraphic Code

Appendix D: Nomenclature of Chronostratigraphic Units

Appendix E: Web Sites Pertaining to Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780130996961
Author:
Boggs, Sam, Jr.
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Author:
Boggs, Jr, Sam
Location:
Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Subject:
Rocks & Minerals
Subject:
Sedimentation and deposition
Subject:
Geology, stratigraphic
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Geology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 137
Publication Date:
20050630
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
11.1 x 8.5 x 1.08 in 1567 gr

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Science and Mathematics » Chemistry » General
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