Petrology Of Sedimentary Rocks / Edition 1

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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: 9/1/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sam Boggs Jr received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado and worked in the petroleum industry for a number of years before joining the University of Oregon, where he taught sedimentology and related subjects for more than 30 years, and where he continues his research in sedimentary petrology as a professor emeritus. He has also worked part-time as a research geologist for the U. S. Geological Survey. Professor Boggs is a member of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Geological Society of America. He is the author of two other books for Cambridge University Press -Backscattered Scanning Electron Microscopy and Image Analysis of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks (1998) and Application of Cathodoluminescence Imaging to the Study of Sedimentary Rocks (2006)], as well as the author of four other books.

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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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