Sedimentary Geology: An Introduction to Sedimentary Rocks and Stratigraphy

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An accessible and engaging introductory text for geology majors, the book covers both sedimentary rocks and stratigraphy. Sedimentary Geology utilizes important current research in tectonics and sedimentation and focuses on crucial geological principles. The book covers a wide range of topics, including trace fossils, mudrocks, diagentetic structures, and seismic stratigraphy. Contributions from chemistry, physics, and structure are drawn upon throughout the book.

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An accessible and engaging introductory text for geology majors, the book covers both sedimentary rocks and stratigraphy. Sedimentary Geology utilizes important current research in tectonics and sedimentation and focuses on crucial geological principles. The book covers a wide range of topics, including trace fossils, mudrocks, diagentetic structures, and seismic stratigraphy. Contributions from chemistry, physics, and structure are drawn upon throughout the book.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780716727262
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 575
  • Product dimensions: 8.72 (w) x 11.23 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Table of Contents

For Further Reading sections appear at the end of each chapter

Conclusions appear at the end of most chapters

I. Sedimentary Processes and Products
1. Sedimentary Rocks: An Introduction
2. Weathering
3. Clastic Transport and Fluid Flow
4. Sedimentary Structures

II. Siliciclastic Sediments and Environments

5. Sandstones and Conglomerates
6. Mudrocks
7. Siliciclastic Diagenesis
8. Terrestrial Sedimentary Environments
9. Coastal Environments
10. Siliciclastic Marine and Pelagic Environments

III. Biogenic, Chemical, and Other Non-Siliciclasatic Sedimentary Rocks
11. Carbonate Rocks
12. Carbonate Environments
13. Other Biogenic Sedimentary Rocks
14. Chemical and Non-Epiclastic Sedimentary Rocks

IV. Stratigraphy
15. Lithostratigraphy
16. Biostratigraphy
17. Geophysical and Chemostratigraphic Correlation
18. Geochronology and Chronostratigraphy
19. Sedimentary Rocks in Space and Time

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