Sedimentary Petrology / Edition 3

Sedimentary Petrology / Edition 3

by M. E. Tucker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0632057351

ISBN-13: 9780632057351

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Wiley

The earlier editions of this book have been used by successive generations of students for more than 20 years, and it is the standard text on the subject in most British universities and many others throughout the world.

The study of sediments and sedimentary rocks continues to be a core topic in the Earth Sciences and this book aims to provide a concise account

Overview

The earlier editions of this book have been used by successive generations of students for more than 20 years, and it is the standard text on the subject in most British universities and many others throughout the world.

The study of sediments and sedimentary rocks continues to be a core topic in the Earth Sciences and this book aims to provide a concise account of their composition, mineralogy, textures, structures, diagenesis and depositional environments.

This latest edition is noteworthy for the inclusion of 16 plates with 54 colour photomicrographs of sedimentary rocks in thin-section. These bring sediments to life and show their beauty and colorful appearance down the microscope; they will aid the student enormously in laboratory petrographic work. The text has been revised where necessary and the reference and further reading lists brought up-to-date. New tables have been included to help undergraduates with rock and thin-section description and interpretation.

  • New 16-page colour section will mean students do not need to buy Longman Atlas
  • All illustrations redrawn to higher standard
  • Complete revision of text - new material on sedimentary geochemistry, etc

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632057351
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition.

Preface to the second edition.

Preface to the first edition.

1. Introduction: Basic Concepts And Methodology.

2. Siliciclastic Sediments I: Sandstones, Conglomerates And Breccias.

3. Siliciclastic Sediments II: Mudrocks.

4. Limestones.

5. Evaporites.

6. Sedimentary Ironstones And Iron-Formations.

7. Sedimentary Phosphate Deposits.

8. Coal, Oil Shale And Petroleum.

9. Cherts And Siliceous Sediments.

10. Volcaniclastic Sediments.

References.

Index.

Colour plates fall between p. 118 and p. 119

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