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Sedimentary Rocks in the Field

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ISBN-10: 0471962155

ISBN-13: 9780471962151

Edition: 2nd 1996

Authors: Maurice E. Tucker

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Sedimentary rocks are widely distributed at the Earth2s surface and their accurate description is essential for the interpretation of depositional environments and palaeo-geography. Sedimentary Rocks in the Field describes how these rocks may be observed, recorded and mapped, and has been written at a level suitable for undergraduate students of geology. It provides comprehensive coverage of basic field techniques required to study sedimentary rocks, followed by an illustrated account of sedimentary rock types, textures and structures, as well as outlining particular aspects of sedimentary rocks including palaeocurrents and fossils. Since much fieldwork is unsupervised, care has been taken…    
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/19/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 162
Size: 4.65" wide x 7.05" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Tools of the Trade
Other Tools for the Field
Use of GPS in Sedimentary Studies
Safety in the Field and General Guidance for Fieldwork
Field Techniques
What to Look for
The Approach
Field Notes
Graphic Logs
The Logging of Cores
Lithofacies Codes
Collecting Specimens
Presentation of Results
The Way-Up of Sedimentary Strata
Stratigraphic Practice
Sedimentary Rock Types
Principal Lithological Groups
Conglomerates and Breccias
Sedimentary Phosphate Deposits (Phosphorites)
Organic-Rich Deposits
Volcaniclastic Deposits
Sedimentary Rock Texture
Sediment Grain Size and Sorting
Grain Morphology
Sediment Fabric
Textural Maturity
Texture of Conglomerates and Breccias
Induration and Degree of Weathering
Colour of Sedimentary Rocks
Sedimentary Structures and Geometry of Sedimentary Deposits
Erosional Structures
Depositional Structures
Depositional Structures of Limestones (Including Dolomites)
Post-Depositional Sedimentary Structures
Biogenic Sedimentary Structures
Geometry of Sedimentary Deposits and Lateral Facies Changes
Fossils in the Field
Fossil Distribution and Preservation
Fossil Associations and Diversity
Skeletal Diagenesis
Palaeocurrent Analysis
Palaeocurrent Measurements
Structures for Palaeocurrent Measurement
Presentation of Results and Calculation of Vector Means
Interpretation of the Palaeocurrent Pattern
What Next? Facies Analysis, Cycles and Sequences
Facies Analysis
Facies Models and Depositional Environments
Cycle Stratigraphy and Sequence Stratigraphy
References and Further Reading