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Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks

ISBN-10: 0521897165
ISBN-13: 9780521897167
Edition: 2nd 2009
Authors: Sam Boggs
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Description: This textbook outlines the physical, chemical, and biologic properties of the major sedimentary rocks, as revealed by petrographic microscopy, geochemical techniques, and field study. It covers the mineralogy, chemistry, textures, and sedimentary  More...

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Book details

List price: $113.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/19/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 607
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.322
Language: English

This textbook outlines the physical, chemical, and biologic properties of the major sedimentary rocks, as revealed by petrographic microscopy, geochemical techniques, and field study. It covers the mineralogy, chemistry, textures, and sedimentary structures that characterise sedimentary rocks, and relates these features to the depositional origin of the rocks and their subsequent alteration by diagenetic processes during burial. In addition to detailed sections on siliciclastic and carbonate rocks, it also discusses evaporites, cherts, iron-rich sedimentary rocks, phosphorites, and carbonaceous sedimentary rocks such as oil shales. This second edition maintains the comprehensive treatment of sedimentary petrography and petrology provided in the first edition, and has been updated with new concepts and cutting-edge techniques like cathodoluminescence imaging of sedimentary rocks and backscattered electron microscopy. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in sedimentary petrology, and is a key reference for researchers and professional petroleum geoscientists.

Boggs-University of Oregon

Preface
Principles
Origin, classification, and occurrence of sedimentary rocks
Siliciclastic sedimentary rocks
Sedimentary textures
Sedimentary structures
Sandstones
Conglomerates
Mudstones and shales
Provenance of siliciclastic sedimentary rocks
Diagenesis of sandstones and shales
Carbonate sedimentary rocks
Limestones
Dolomites
Diagenesis of carbonate rocks
Other chemical/biochemical sedimentary rocks and carbonaceous sedimentary rocks
Evaporites, cherts, iron-rich sedimentary rocks, and phosphorites
Carbonaceous sedimentary rocks
References
Index

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