Sedimentary Petrology

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Sedimentary Petrology, 3rd Edition has become the standard adopted tex t in many universities, and enjoys high acclaim worldwide. This third edition has been significantly updated and includes a section of color illustrations and a color plate showing all of the main sedimentary r ock types.

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Overview

Sedimentary Petrology, 3rd Edition has become the standard adopted tex t in many universities, and enjoys high acclaim worldwide. This third edition has been significantly updated and includes a section of color illustrations and a color plate showing all of the main sedimentary r ock types.

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"In this excellent new edition of the standard British university textbook on sedimentary petrology, the text and references to further reading have been thoroughly updated to reflect the enormous volume of recent research." Aslib Book Guide, November 2001

"...a textbook designed for undergraduates, but it will also have a wider appeal. Many will find it, as I did, a painless and pleasant way to up-date their knowledge of the origin of sedimentary rocks and the modern techniques employed in the discipline. With a grounding in basic sedimentology the enthusiast will find much in this book of interest even without access to refined technology." Bonita Thomson, Open Universiy, Geology Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470271605
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/7/1981
  • Series: Geoscience Texts Series, #1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 252

Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
1 Introduction: basic concepts and methodology 1
2 Siliciclastic sediments I: sandstones, conglomerates and breccias 11
3 Siliciclastic sediments II: mudrocks 92
4 Limestones 110
5 Evaporites 166
6 Sedimentary iron deposits 182
7 Sedimentary phosphate deposits 194
8 Coal, oil shale and petroleum 199
9 Cherts and siliceous sediments 212
10 Volcaniclastic sediments 221
References 231
Index 251
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2004

    Premier book on sedimentary petrology

    This is the most valued book I've come across on sedimentary petrology. Very detailed & because of this, it takes a lot of time to get through even though it's not that long. Detailed photos. Describes rock types & processes. Suitable as a text in sedimentary petrology or as part of petrology compendium. Because it's specialized, I find it the best guide on covering sedimentary rocks.

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