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Sedimentary Geology: An Introduction to Sedimentary Rocks and Stratigraphy

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en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – December 2013
This is an accessible introductory text which encompasses both sedimentary rocks and stratigraphy. The book utilizes current research in tectonics and sedimentation and focuses on crucial geological principles. It covers a wide range of topics, including trace fossils, mudrocks and diagentetic structures.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781429231558
ISBN-10: 1429231556
Pagini: 593
Ilustrații: Illustrations
Dimensiuni: 224 x 281 x 33 mm
Greutate: 1.63 kg
Ediția: Revizuită
Editura: W. H. Freeman and Company
Locul publicării: New York, United States

Cuprins

PREFACE
PART I: SEDIMENTARY PROCESSES AND PRODUCTS
1. Sedimentary Rocks: An Introduction
2. Weathering and Soils
3. Clastic Transport and Fluid Flow
4. Sedimentary Structures
PART II: SILICICLASTIC SEDIMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTS
5. Sandstones and Conglomerates
6. Mudrocks
7. Siliciclastic Diagenesis
8. Terrestrial Sedimentary Environments
9. Coastal Environments
10. Clastic Marine and Pelagic Environments
PART III: BIOGENIC, CHEMICAL, AND OTHER NONSILICICLASTIC SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
11. Carbonate Rocks
12. Carbonate Environments
13. Other Biogenic Sedimentary Rocks
14. Chemical and Nonepiclastic Sedimentary Rocks
PART IV: STRATIGRAPHY
15. Lithostratigraphy
16. Biostratigraphy / Controlling Factors: Evolution and Paleoecology
17. Geophysical and Chemostratigraphic Correlation
18. Geochronology and Chronostratigraphy
19. Sedimentary Rocks in Space and Time
Appendices
Glossary

Notă biografică

Donald R. Prothero, California Institute of Technology, USA
Fred Schwab, Washington and Lee University, USA

Caracteristici

Designed for undergraduate courses in both sedimentary rocks and stratigraphy
Includes important current research in tectonics and sedimentation
Covers a wide range of topics, including trace fossils, mudrocks, diagenetic structures and seismic stratigraphy
Draws on contributions from chemistry, physics and structure