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Practical sedimentology

Author: D W Lewis; David McConchie
Publisher: New York : Chapman & Hall, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The new edition of this successful text is designed to provide an introduction to and a concise review of principles and interpretations related to sedimentary process, environments, and deposits. The book emphasizes application over theory and features many summary tables and figures, as well as extensive and up-to-date references. The companion volume by the same authors, Analytical Sedimentology, provides  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D W Lewis; David McConchie
ISBN: 0442012179 9780442012175
OCLC Number: 26722165
Notes: "An Apteryx book"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 213 pages : illustrations, map ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. Scope of Sedimentology. General Description of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks --
2. Environments of Sedimentation. Tectonics, Eustacy, Climate: Megacontrols of Environment. Processes and Environment. Organisms and Environment. Environmental Models --
3. Processes in Sedimentation. Surficial Chemical Processes. Surficial Physical Processes. Diagenesis. Biological Processes. Volcanic Processes --
4. Sedimentary Structures. Inorganic Structures. Biogenic Structures --
5. Texture of Detrital Sediments. Grain Size. Roundness. Sphericity. Surface Texture. Fabric. Textural Maturity. Sediment Texture in Environmental Impact Assessment --
6. Composition of Detrital Sediments. Detrital Sandstones. Rudites. Lutites --
7. Clays and Colloids. Mineralogy. Cation Exchange. Origin. Colloidal Sediments. Glauconite --
8. Sedimentary Carbonates. Mineralogy. Classification. Biota in Carbonate Sedimentation. Carbonate Environments. Diagenesis --
9. Chemical Sediments. Evaporites. Iron in Sedimentation. Other Chemical Sediments --
10. Environmental and Scientific Reporting. Sedimentologists and Environmental Impact Studies. Planning and Writing a Report. Structure and Components of a Paper or Report. Citations, References, and Bibliographies. Writing Style. Verbal Presentation of Reports.
Responsibility: Douglas W. Lewis, David McConchie.
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