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Carbonate Sedimentology

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ISBN-10: 0632014725

ISBN-13: 9780632014729

Edition: 1990

Authors: Maurice E. Tucker, V. Paul Wright

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Carbonate rocks (limestones and dolomites) constitute a major part of the geological column and contain not only 60% of the world's known hydrocarbons but also host extensive mineral deposits. This book represents the first major review of carbonate sedimentology since the mid 1970's. It is aimed at the advanced undergraduate - postgraduate level and will also be of major interest to geologists working in the oil industry. This volume is designed to take the reader from the basic aspects of limestone recognition and classification through to an appreciation of the most recent developments such as large scale facies modelling and isotope geochemistry. Novel aspects of the book include a detailed review of carbonate mineralogy, non-marine carbonate depositional environments and an in-depth look at carbonate deposition and diagenesis through geologic time. In addition, the reviews of individual depositional systems stress a process-based approach rather than one centered on simple comparative sedimentology. The unique quality of this book is that it contains integrated reviews of carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis, within one volume.
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Book details

List price: $170.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/8/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgement
Carbonate Sediments and Limestones: Constituents
Geological Background to Carbonate Sedimentation
Modern Carbonate Environments
Carbonate Depositional Systems I: Marine Shallow-Water and Lacustrine Carbonates
Carbonate Depositional Systems II: Deeper-Water Facies of Pelagic and Resedimented Limestones
Carbonate Mineralogy and Chemistry
Diagenetic Processes, Products and Environments
Dolomites and Dolomitization Models
The Geological Record of Carbonate Rocks
References
Index