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Sedimentary geology

Author: Donald R Prothero; F L Schwab
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Both authors have created this textbook to show students how sedimentary strata serves geologists as a continuous record of Earth's history. Written for a first course in sedimentary geology or  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Prothero; F L Schwab
ISBN: 9781429231558 1429231556
OCLC Number: 881737265
Notes: Previous edition: 2004.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations
Contents: PREFACE PART I: SEDIMENTARY PROCESSES AND PRODUCTS: 1. Sedimentary Rocks: An Introduction; 2. Weathering and Soils; 3. Clastic Transport and Fluid Flow; 4. Sedimentary Structures.- PART II: SILICICLASTIC SEDIMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTS; 5. Sandstones and Conglomerates; 6. Mudrocks; 7. Siliciclastic Diagenesis; 8. Terrestrial Sedimentary Environments; 9. Coastal Environments; 10. Clastic Marine and Pelagic Environments.- PART III: BIOGENIC, CHEMICAL, AND OTHER NONSILICICLASTIC SEDIMENTARY ROCKS 11. Carbonate Rocks; 12. Carbonate Environments; 13. Other Biogenic Sedimentary Rocks; 14. Chemical and Nonepiclastic Sedimentary Rocks.- PART IV: STRATIGRAPHY 15. Lithostratigraphy; 16. Biostratigraphy / Controlling Factors: Evolution and Paleoecology; 17. Geophysical and Chemostratigraphic Correlation; 18. Geochronology and Chronostratigraphy; 19. Sedimentary Rocks in Space and Time.- Appendices.- Glossary.
Responsibility: Donald R. Prothero and Frederic Schwab.
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