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Sedimentary rocks in the field

Author: Maurice E Tucker
Publisher: West Sussex, England ; Hoboken, NJ : J. Wiley, ©2003.
Series: Geological field guide series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"This book will be of use to 2nd/3rd year undergraduates in areas of sedimentology, stratigraphy, field mapping and training. It is an ideal supplementary text for professional geologists, physical geographers, engineering geologists and civil engineers."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice E Tucker
ISBN: 0470851236 9780470851234
OCLC Number: 51900578
Description: ix, 234 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Tools of the Trade --
Use of GPS in Sedimentary Studies --
Safety in the Field and General Guidance for Fieldwork --
Field Techniques --
What to Look for --
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 --
Sandstones --
Conglomerates and Breccias --
Mudrocks --
Limestones --
Evaporites --
Ironstones --
Cherts --
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.
Series Title: Geological field guide series.
Responsibility: Maurice E. Tucker.
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Shows how to achieve successful fieldwork on sedimentary rocks, paying particular detail to the precision and accuracy of recording detail. This book describes various sedimentary rock types,  Read more...

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