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Intended primarily for a first course, advanced undergraduate or graduate, in sedimentology, the book provides a comprehensive but concise overview of the field. It describes the composition, texture, structure, and composition of all kinds of sedimentary rocks, and the physical, chemical and biological processes that create sediments. This book is designed for students of geology who have acquired the basic knowledge and skills of mineralogy, petrology, and more

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  • Hardback | 436 pages
  • 190.5 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 1,020.58g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, numerous line figures, tables
  • 0195078683
  • 9780195078688

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"[A] useful introductory textbook." --Andrew D. Miall, University of Toronto"Good, comprehensive, up-to-date basic information. Students need to understand this to understand paleoecology."--Fay Simms, Northeastern State University"I like McLane's approach....Excellent discussion of fluid mechanics and sediment transportation."--William Frazier, Columbus Collegeshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. Textures odf sediumentary rocks; 3. Mechanics of flow and sediment transport; 4. Waves and wave-generated currents; gravity-driven sediment flows; 5. Sedimentary structure; 6. Composition and provenance of terrigenous sedimentary rocks; 8. Weathering of rocks; 8. Stratigraphy; 9. Terrigenous depositional environments; 10. Composition and classificaton of the carbonate rocks; depositional environments; 11. Other sedimentary rocks; 12. Diagenesis and porosity of rocks; pore fluids; 13. The big pictureshow more

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