Sand and Sandstone

  • F. J. Pettijohn
  • Paul Edwin Potter
  • Raymond Siever

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction and Source Materials

    1. F. J. Pettijohn, Paul Edwin Potter, Raymond Siever
      Pages 1-21
  3. The Fundamental Properties of Sandstones

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. F. J. Pettijohn, Paul Edwin Potter, Raymond Siever
      Pages 25-67
    3. F. J. Pettijohn, Paul Edwin Potter, Raymond Siever
      Pages 69-95
    4. F. J. Pettijohn, Paul Edwin Potter, Raymond Siever
      Pages 97-135
  4. The Petrography of Sandstones

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. F. J. Pettijohn, Paul Edwin Potter, Raymond Siever
      Pages 139-213
    3. F. J. Pettijohn, Paul Edwin Potter, Raymond Siever
      Pages 215-248
  5. Processes that Form Sand and Sandstone

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. F. J. Pettijohn, Paul Edwin Potter, Raymond Siever
      Pages 251-273
    3. F. J. Pettijohn, Paul Edwin Potter, Raymond Siever
      Pages 275-320
    4. F. J. Pettijohn, Paul Edwin Potter, Raymond Siever
      Pages 321-340
    5. F. J. Pettijohn, Paul Edwin Potter, Raymond Siever
      Pages 341-423
    6. F. J. Pettijohn, Paul Edwin Potter, Raymond Siever
      Pages 425-474
    7. F. J. Pettijohn, Paul Edwin Potter, Raymond Siever
      Pages 475-518
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 519-553

About this book

Introduction

The first edition appeared fourteen years ago. Since then there have been significant advances in our science that warrant an updating and revision of Sand and Sandstone. The main framework of the first edition has been retained so that the reader can begin with the mineralogy and textural properties of sands and sandstones, progress through their organization and classification and their study as a body of rock, to consideration of their origin-prove­ nance, transportation, deposition, and lithification-and finally to their place in the stratigraphic column and the basin. The last decade has seen the rise of facies analysis based on a closer look at the stratigraphic record and the recognition of characteristic bed­ ding sequences that are the signatures of some geologic process-such as a prograding shallow-water delta or the migration of a point bar on an alluvial floodplain. The environment of sand deposition is more closely determined by its place in such depositional systems than by criteria based on textural characteristics-the "fingerprint" approach. Our revi­ sion reflects this change in thinking. As in the geological sciences as a whole, the concept of plate tectonics has required a rethinking of our older ideas about the origin and accumu­ lation of sediments-especially the nature of the sedimentary basins.

Keywords

Arenite Sediment Turbidite diagenesis fabric oceanic

Authors and affiliations

  • F. J. Pettijohn
    • 1
  • Paul Edwin Potter
    • 2
  • Raymond Siever
    • 3
  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.University of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-1066-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-96350-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1066-5
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