Sedimentary Rocks in the Field A Color Guide

ISBN-10: 0123694515

ISBN-13: 9780123694515

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Description: 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

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Book details

List price: $52.95
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 3/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Overview
About this book
Classification of sedimentary rocks
Economic studies
Field Techniques
Safety in the field
Field equipment
General approach and field notebook
Basic measurements and data records
Field sketches and logs
Paleocurrent and paleoslope analysis
Stratigraphic procedure and way-up criteria
Other techniques
Principal Characteristics of Sedimentary Rocks
Introduction and facies concept
Bedding and lamination
Field photographs
Erosional structures
Field photographs
Depositional structures
Field photographs: parallel lamination and stratification
Field photographs: wavy and lenticular lamination, cross-lamination and stratification
Field photographs: graded beds and structural sequences
Post-depositional deformation and dewatering structures
Field photographs: slides, slumps, and chaotica
Field photographs: deformed bedding and shale clasts
Field photographs: water escape and desiccation structures
Biogenic sedimentary structures
Field photographs: bioturbation and biogenic structures
Chemogenic sedimentary structures
Field photographs
Sediment texture and fabric
Sediment composition
Hand-lens photographs
Fossils
Sediment colour
Conglomerates
Definition and range of types
Principal sedimentary characteristics
Classification of conglomerates
Occurrence
Field photographs
Sandstones
Definition and range of types
Principal sedimentary characteristics
Classification of sandstones
Occurrence
Field photographs
Mudrocks
Definition and range of types
Principal sedimentary characteristics
Classification of mudrocks
Occurrence
Field photographs
Carbonate Rocks
Definition and range of types
Principal sedimentary characteristics
Classification of carbonate rocks
Principal characteristics of dolomites
Occurrence
Field photographs
Cherts and Siliceous Sediments
Definition and range of types
Principal sedimentary characteristics
Occurrence
Field photographs
Phosphorites
Definition and range of types
Principal sedimentary characteristics
Occurrence
Field photographs
Coal and Oil
Definition and range of types
Principal sedimentary characteristics
Occurrence
Field photographs
Evaporites
Definition and range of types
Principal sedimentary characteristics
Occurrence
Field photographs
Ironstones
Definition and range of types
Principal sedimentary characteristics
Occurrence
Field photographs
Soils, Paleosols, and Duricrusts
Definition and range of types
Principal sedimentary characteristics
Field photographs
Volcaniclastic Sediments
Definition and range of types
Principal sedimentary characteristics
Occurrence
Field photographs
Interpretations and Depositional Environments
Building blocks
Facies characteristics and models
Facies sequences and cycles
Lateral trends and geometry
Architectural elements and facies associations
Sequence stratigraphy and bounding surfaces
Field photographs: cycles, geometry, and unconformities
Sediment interpretation in cores
Core photographs
Controls, rates, and preservation
Depositional environments
Field photographs: alluvial-fluvial environments
Field photographs: desert-eolian environments
Field photographs: glacial environments
Field photographs: deltaic environments
Field photographs: volcaniclastic environments
Field photographs: shallow marine clastic environments
Field photographs: marine evaporites and carbonates
Field photographs: deep marine environments
Tables: diagnostic features
References and Key Texts
Metric-Imperial Conversions
Index
Appendices
Stratigraphic timescale
Mapping symbols
Grain-size comparator chart
Sediment description checklist
Wulff stereonet
Lambert equal-area projection
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