Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006 - Science - 662 pages
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A concise treatment of the fundamental principles of sedimentology and stratigraphy, featuring the important physical, chemical, biological and stratigraphic characteristics of sedimentary rocks. Emphasized are the ways in which the study of sedimentary rocks is used to interpret depositional environments, changes in ancient sea level, and other intriguing aspects of Earth history. Topics include the origin and transport of sedimentary materials; physical properties of sedimentary rocks; composition, classification and diagenesis of sedimentary rocks and principles of stratigraphy and basin analysis. For individuals interested in one text providing comprehensive coverage of both sedimentology and stratigraphy.

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Contents

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O Carbonate Sedimentary Rocks
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and Cross Sections 569 Siliciclastic Petrofacies Provenance Studies
576
Appendices
582
North American Stratigraphic Code
588

O Continentai Terrestrial Environments
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and Sediment Characteristics of Carbonate Deposits 372 Examples
376
Nomenclature of Global and North American
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Bibliography
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Index
655
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About the author (2006)

Sam Boggs Jr received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado and worked in the petroleum industry for a number of years before joining the University of Oregon, where he taught sedimentology and related subjects for more than 30 years, and where he continues his research in sedimentary petrology as a professor emeritus. He has also worked part-time as a research geologist for the U. S. Geological Survey. Professor Boggs is a member of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Geological Society of America. He is the author of two other books for Cambridge University Press -Backscattered Scanning Electron Microscopy and Image Analysis of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks (1998) and Application of Cathodoluminescence Imaging to the Study of Sedimentary Rocks (2006)], as well as the author of four other books.

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