Sedimentary Geology

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Macmillan, 2004 - Science - 557 pages
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

A Case
3
Goals
9
Weathering and Soils
18
Soils and Paleosols
25
Clastic Transport and Fluid Flow
31
Sediment Gravity Flows
39
Sedimentary Structures
45
Secondary Sedimentary Structures
56
Environments 183
183
NONSILICICLASTIC SEDIMENTARY ROCKS 211
211
Other Biogenic Sedimentary Rocks 263
263
OrganicRich Sediments 269
269
Chemical and Nonepiclastic
276
Evaporites 283
283
Nonepiclastic Sedimentary Rocks 290
290
STRATIGRAPHY 301
301

SILICICLASTIC SEDIMENTS
65
III
67
Sandstone76
76
11
80
15
86
Mudrocks
99
Depositional Setting 105
105
Environments 127
127
Braided Fluvial Systems 134
134
A Framework for Accumulation 309
309
Correlation 317
317
Geologically Instantaneous Events 329
329
Biostratigraphy341
341
Correlation 356
356
Chronostratigraphy 390
390
1983 463
463
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DONALD R. PROTHERO, Occidental College, USA.

FREDERIC SCHWAB, Washington and Lee University, USA.

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