Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Hardcover | January 16, 2011

bySam Boggs

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This concise treatment of the fundamental principles of sedimentology and stratigraphy highlights the important physical, chemical, biological, and stratigraphic characteristics of sedimentary rocks. It emphasizes the ways in which the study of sedimentary rocks is used to interpret depositional environments, changes in ancient sea level, and other intriguing aspects of Earth’s history.

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This concise treatment of the fundamental principles of sedimentology and stratigraphy highlights the important physical, chemical, biological, and stratigraphic characteristics of sedimentary rocks. It emphasizes the ways in which the study of sedimentary rocks is used to interpret depositional environments, changes in ancient sea le...

Sam Boggs received his B.S. degree from the University of Kentucky in 1956 and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Colorado in 1964.  He worked as a petroleum exploration geologist (1956-61) and a research geologist  (1964-65) before coming to the University of Oregon in 1965.   He is currently professor emeritus at the University.  ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:600 pages, 10.9 × 8.8 × 1 inPublished:January 16, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0321643186

ISBN - 13:9780321643186

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Table of Contents

1.    Weathering and Soils
2.    Transport and Deposition of Siliciclastic Sediment
3.    Sedimentary Textures
4.    Sedimentary Structures
5.    Siliciclastic Sedimentary Rocks
6.    Carbonate Sedimentary Rocks
7.    Other Chemical/Biochemical and Carbonaceous Sedimentary Rocks
8.    Continental (Terrestrial) Environments
9.    Marginal-Marine Environments
10.    Siliciclastic Marine Environments
11.    Carbonate and Evaporite Environments
12.    Lithostratigraphy
13.    Seismic, Sequence, and Magnetic Stratigraphy
14.    Biostratigraphy
15.    Chronostratigraphy and Geologic Time
16.    Basin Analysis, Tectonics, and Sedimentation