Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks / Edition 2

Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks / Edition 2

by Sam Boggs, Jr.
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521897165

ISBN-13: 9780521897167

Pub. Date: 03/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This textbook outlines the physical, chemical, and biologic properties of the major sedimentary rocks, as revealed by petrographic microscopy, geochemical techniques, and field study. It covers the mineralogy, chemistry, textures, and sedimentary structures that characterise sedimentary rocks, and relates these features to the depositional origin of the rocks and

Overview

This textbook outlines the physical, chemical, and biologic properties of the major sedimentary rocks, as revealed by petrographic microscopy, geochemical techniques, and field study. It covers the mineralogy, chemistry, textures, and sedimentary structures that characterise sedimentary rocks, and relates these features to the depositional origin of the rocks and their subsequent alteration by diagenetic processes during burial. In addition to detailed sections on siliciclastic and carbonate rocks, it also discusses evaporites, cherts, iron-rich sedimentary rocks, phosphorites, and carbonaceous sedimentary rocks such as oil shales. This second edition maintains the comprehensive treatment of sedimentary petrography and petrology provided in the first edition, and has been updated with new concepts and cutting-edge techniques like cathodoluminescence imaging of sedimentary rocks and backscattered electron microscopy. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in sedimentary petrology, and is a key reference for researchers and professional petroleum geoscientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521897167
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
610
Sales rank:
806,413
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Principles: 1. Origin, classification and occurrence of sedimentary rocks; Part II. Siliciclastic Sedimentary Rocks: 2. Sedimentary textures; 3. Sedimentary structures; 4. Sandstones; 5. Conglomerates; 6. Mudstones and shales; 7. Provenance of siliciclastic sedimentary rocks; 8. Diagenesis of sandstones and shales; Part III. Carbonate Sedimentary Rocks: 9. Limestones; 10. Dolomites; 11. Diagenesis of carbonate rocks; Part IV. Other Chemical/Biochemical Sedimentary Rocks and Carbonaceous Sedimentary Rocks: 12. Evaporites, cherts, iron-rich sedimentary rocks, and phosphorites; 13. Carbonaceous sedimentary rocks; Bibliography; Index.

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