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Practical Sedimentology

  • Authors
  • Douglas W. Lewis
  • David McConchie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Douglas W. Lewis, David McConchie
    Pages 1-8
  3. Douglas W. Lewis, David McConchie
    Pages 9-56
  4. Douglas W. Lewis, David McConchie
    Pages 57-88
  5. Douglas W. Lewis, David McConchie
    Pages 89-113
  6. Douglas W. Lewis, David McConchie
    Pages 114-127
  7. Douglas W. Lewis, David McConchie
    Pages 128-152
  8. Douglas W. Lewis, David McConchie
    Pages 153-164
  9. Douglas W. Lewis, David McConchie
    Pages 165-185
  10. Douglas W. Lewis, David McConchie
    Pages 186-201
  11. Douglas W. Lewis, David McConchie
    Pages 202-213
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 217-217

About this book

Introduction

Sedimentology has neither been adequately popularized nor This book begins with a consideration of the complex end commonly taught as an interdisciplinary subject, and many product of processes and materials, the sedimentary environ­ workers in the areas of modem environment studies have very ment. It then proceeds to discuss the processes and materials limited knowledge of sedimentology. Practical Sedimentol­ themselves. The emphasis is on geological interpretations of ogy (henceforth PS) is designed to provide an introduction and ancient deposits, but most discussions are also relevant to review of principles and interpretations related to sedimentary modem sediments and can be used to predict environmental processes, environments, and deposits. Its companion volume, changes. A basic knowledge of geological jargon is antici­ Analytical Sedimentology (henceforth AS), provides "cook­ pated for users of this book; we try to define most of the more book recipes" for common analytical procedures dealing with esoteric terms in context, but if there are additional incom­ sediments, and an introduction to the principles and reference prehensible terms, refer to Bates and Jackson's Glossary of sources for procedures that generally would be performed by Geology (AGI, 1987). specialist consultants or commercial laboratories. Specialist sedimentologists will find in them useful reviews, whereas sci­ ACKNOWLEDGMENTS entists from other disciplines will find in them concepts and procedures that may contribute to an expanded knowledge of Many chapter drafts ofPS were critically reviewed by Dr. M.

Keywords

Lutite Rudite Sediment Sedimentation diagenesis fabric mineralogy sedimentary rock

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