Sedimentary Geology

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Macmillan, 2004 - Science - 557 pages
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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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A very good and fascinating book! I think that you should create a book for even younger minds, perhaps. It would just be extraordinary if you could teach a fifth grader the meaning of geology. I hope you take my advice to good meaning!

Contents

Weathering and Soils 718
18
Clastic Transport and Fluid Flow 731
31
SILICICLASTIC SEDIMENTS
65
Mudrocks 799
91
and Replacement 121
121
Terrestrial Sedimentary
127
Braided Fluvial Systems 134
134
Lacustrine Deposits 144
144
BIOGENIC CHEMICAL AND OTHER
211
Carbonate Environments 236
236
Canning Basin Australia 254
254
Other Biogenic Sedimentary Rocks 263
263
Chemical and Nonepiclastic
276
STRATIGRAPHY 301
301
Biostratigraphy 341
341
19
385

Glacial Deposits 154
154
Peritidal Environments 168
168
Clastic Marine and Pelagic
183
Continental Slope
189
Pelagic Sediments 197
197
A North American Stratigraphic Code
465
GLOSSARY 504
504
BIBLIOGRAPHY 516
516
INDEX 539
539
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DONALD R. PROTHERO, Occidental College, USA.

FREDERIC SCHWAB, Washington and Lee University, USA.

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