Petrology Of Sedimentary Rocks / Edition 1

Petrology Of Sedimentary Rocks / Edition 1

by Sam Boggs
     
 

ISBN-10: 1930665822

ISBN-13: 9781930665828

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: The Blackburn Press

Originally published in 1992, Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks is now back in print and available.

In Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks, Dr. Sam Boggs wrote what has come to be considered the definitive text on the subject of sedimentary petrology. The book is intended for students at the senior and graduate level. The text provides a comprehensive description,

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Originally published in 1992, Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks is now back in print and available.

In Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks, Dr. Sam Boggs wrote what has come to be considered the definitive text on the subject of sedimentary petrology. The book is intended for students at the senior and graduate level. The text provides a comprehensive description, classification and interpretation of all major sedimentary rock groups. The essential aspects of diagenesis, particle and chemical composition, and provenance receive unparalleled coverage. Photographs, line drawings and tables are utilized to enhance understanding and illustrate sedimentary structures, textures and compositions.

A clear, fluid writing style distills the vast amount of information contained in the text, and presentation of controversial topics provides students with insight into divergent views and opinions.

Prior to receiving his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Colorado in 1964, Sam Boggs worked as a petroleum exploration geologist for the Phillips Petroleum Company. On completion of his doctorate, Dr. Boggs conducted research for Esso Production Research, applying geological and geophysical techniques to interpret the stratigraphic characteristics of sedimentary sequences and stratigraphic controls on oil accumulation in major U.S. basins. During his career, Dr. Boggs, has authored many papers in sedimentary petrology, geological oceanography, stratigraphy and organic geochemistry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930665828
Publisher:
The Blackburn Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Origin, classification, and occurrence of sedimentary rocks 3

Ch. 2 Sedimentary textures 21

Ch. 3 Sedimentary structures 63

Ch. 4 Sandstones 111

Ch. 5 Conglomerates 165

Ch. 6 Mudstones and shales 194

Ch. 7 Provenance of siliciclastic sedimentary rocks 220

Ch. 8 Diagenesis of sandstones and shales 268

Ch. 9 Limestones 313

Ch. 10 Dolomites 382

Ch. 11 Diagenesis of carbonate rocks 408

Ch. 12 Evaporites, cherts, iron-rich sedimentary rocks, and phosphorites 461

Ch. 13 Carbonaceous sedimentary rocks 527

References 556

Index 596

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