Sedimentary Rocks in the Field

Sedimentary Rocks in the Field : A Color Guide

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" Sedimentary Rocks in the Field: A Color Guide, Second Edition "provides a comprehensive resource on sediments and sedimentary rocks which cover 70% of the Earth's surface and make up a significant portion of the geological record. Understanding the processes (physical, chemical and biological) that lead to the formation of sedimentary material is key in disciplines ranging from geology, to environmental science and archaeology, but before interpretation, there must be sound observation and identification. This book is a must-have for this distinctly visual process, and Professor Stow has culled his extensive research experience into a succinct guide designed for students and professionals in geophysics, geochemistry, paleontology, soil sciences, environmental sciences, and more. Sections on field techniques and reader-friendly descriptions also make this guide accessible to amateur geologists. Provides a comprehensive resource on sediments and sedimentary rocks which cover 70% of the Earth's surface and make up a significant portion of the geological recordContains more than 400 color photographs and diagramsIncludes an extensive cross-referencing for ease of use in the fieldPresents examples from more than 30 countries, with a focus on economic applications
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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • 2nd
  • 0124078109
  • 9780124078109

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"The book contains 50 line drawings and 425 superb color photographs...definitely a book to have and use."E. Maddocks for "Open University Geological Society Journal" "This is more than a field guide, as it offers an introduction to basics in sedimentology as well...I can highly recommend this book!"T. Aigner for "Journal of Sedimentary Research" "There is no other sedimentological guide that combines such high-quality photos with such informative captions and text."N. Woodcock for "Geological Magazine" "As a tool in the field kit, this book is excellent for professional geologists, teachers, students and amateur enthusiasts."B. Sellwood for "Sedimentary Geology" "This book is recommended for Academic Libraries that support geology programs, especially those with programs that include field work."-Linda Zellmer, Head, Geology Library, Indiana University for E-STREAMS, Jan 2007
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