Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1994-11-01
  • Publisher: PRENTICE HALL PTR
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Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy is a thoroughly modern, textbook that provides in-depth coverage of all major aspects of sedimentology and stratigraphy. Aimed at advanced undergraduates but suitable also for graduate students and professionals, it covers processes of sedimentation, describes the characteristics of sedimentary rocks formed in major sedimentary environments, and discusses the fundamental principles of stratigraphy and basin analysis, including recent developments in the important fields of magnetostratigraphy, seismic stratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, isotope stratigraphy, and sea-level analysis. The book presents divergent views on controversial topics and is extensively referenced and up-to-date thus encouraging students to refer to recently published literature. Although rigorous and thorough the book is easy to read and requires only modest preparation in geology.

Table of Contents

Origin and Transport of Sedimentary Materials
Weathering and Soils
Transport and Deposition of Siliciclastic Sediment
Physical Properties of Sedimentary Rocks
Sedimentary Textures
Sedimentary Structures
Composition, Classification, and Diagenesis of Sedimentary Rocks
Siliciclastic Sedimentary Rocks
Carbonate Sedimentary Rocks
Other Chemical/Biolchemical and Carbonaceous Sedimentary Rocks
Depositional Environments
Continental Environments
Marginal Marine Environments
Siliciclastic Marine Environments
Carbonate and Evaporite Environments
Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis
Seismic, Sequence, and Magnetic Stratigraphy
Chronostratigraphy and Geologic Time
Basin Analysis, Tectonics, and Sedimentation
Form and Roundness of Sedimentary Particles
North American Stratigraphic Code
Nomenclature of Chronostratigraphic Units
Web Sites Pertaining to Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
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