Ancient Environments and the Interpretation of Geologic History

Ancient Environments and the Interpretation of Geologic History

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For laboratory courses in Historical Geology.This combination textbook and lab manual teaches students the knowledge and skills used by geologists to interpret the earth's ancient environments and reconstruct geologic history. It integrates and incorporates the theoretical models and analysis of empirical data that provides students with a holistic understanding of these challenging tasks.show more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 205.7 x 274.3 x 15.2mm | 748.44g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 013088880X
  • 9780130888808

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An Introduction to Rocks, Tectonics, and Ancient Environments. Igneous Rocks. Metamorphic Rocks. Preliminary to Sedimentary Rocks. Sedimentary Rocks: Classification and Identification. Preliminary to Depositional Environments and the Evolution of Sedimentary Rocks. Depositional Environments and the Evolution of Sedimentary Rocks. Interpreting Geologic History from Facies Maps. Preliminary to Sedimentary Tectonics--Part A. Sedimentary Tectonics--Part A: Transgression--Regression, and Isopach (Thickness) Maps. Preliminary to Sedimentary Tectonics--Part B: The Wilson Cycle. Sedimentary Tectonics--Part B: A Plate-Tectonic Rock Cycle. Preliminary to Eustasy, Tectonic Subsidence, and Sequence Theory. Relative Sea-Level Curves and Parasequence Interpretation. The Integrated Study of Basins and Sourcelands. Preliminary to Correlation. Correlation. Basin Analysis. Appendix A: Characteristics of Sedimentary Rocks. Appendix B: Reading Ternary Diagrams. Appendix C: Sedimentary Structures and Other Sedimentary Attributes. Appendix D: Flow Regime, Sedimentary Structures, Sedimentary Sequences, and Depositional Environments. Appendix E: Reading a Stratigraphic Strip Log. Appendix F: Paleontology: The Classification and Identification of Fossils.show more

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