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Sedimentary Rocks in the Field: A Color Guide / Edition 1

Sedimentary Rocks in the Field: A Color Guide / Edition 1

by Dorrik A.V. StowDorrik A.V. Stow
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Sediments and sedimentary rocks cover 70% of the Earth's surface, and make up a significant portion of the geological record. Understanding the processes (physical, chemical and biological) that lead to formation of sedimentary material is key in disciplines ranging from geology to environmental science to archaeology. But before interpretation must come observation and identification: Stow's Field Guide is a must-have for this distinctly visual process

Professor Stow has culled his extensive research experience into a succinct guide designed for students and professionals in geophysics, geochemistry, paleontology, soil sciences, environmental sciences and more. Sections on field techniques and reader-friendly descriptions also make this guide accessible to amateur geologists.

* More than 400 color photographs and diagrams
* Extensive cross-referencing for ease of use in the field
* Examples from more than 30 countries
* Focus on economic applications

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780123694515
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 04/13/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


1 Overview
2 Field Techniques
3 Principal Characteristics of Sedimentary Rocks
4 Conglomerates
5 Sandstones
6 Mudrocks
7 Carbonate Rocks
8 Cherts and Siliceous Sediments
9 Phosphorites
10 Coal and Oil
11 Evaporites
12 Ironstones
13 Soils, Paleosols, and Duricrusts
14 Volvaniclastic Sediments
15 Interpretations and Depositional Environments
References and Key Texts
Metric-Imperial Conversions
– Stratigraphic Timescale
– Mapping Symbols
– Grain-Size Comparator Chart
– Sediment Description Checklist
– Wulff Stereonet
– Lambert Equal-Area Projection

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