Mud and Mudstones: Introduction and Overview / Edition 1

Mud and Mudstones: Introduction and Overview / Edition 1

by Paul E. Potter, J. B. Maynard, Pedro J. Depetris, Pedro Depetris
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540221573

ISBN-13: 9783540221579

Pub. Date: 06/08/2005

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Clear writing and analysis of the broad spectrum of processes that produce shale are coupled with well-captioned 150 illustrations, 40 tables, boxed technical details, glossary and appendices.

Recounts the step-by-step evolution and stages of shal, enabling readers to master the basics and to dig yet deeper into their origin, practical implications and

Overview

Clear writing and analysis of the broad spectrum of processes that produce shale are coupled with well-captioned 150 illustrations, 40 tables, boxed technical details, glossary and appendices.

Recounts the step-by-step evolution and stages of shal, enabling readers to master the basics and to dig yet deeper into their origin, practical implications and relationship to earth history.

Background information appears in appendices (Clay Mineralogy, Isotopes, Petrology, etc.); technicial details in high-lighted boxes, and definitions of 300+ terms in the Glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540221579
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
06/08/2005
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.63(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Overview.- Production of Mud and Silt.- Transport and Deposition.- Role of Oxygen.- Muddy Depositional Systems.- Burial.- Provenance of Mudstones.- Muddy Basins.- Practicalities.

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