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Sedimentary Rocks in the Field

A Colour Guide, 1st Edition

By Dorrik A.V. Stow

CRC Press

320 pages | 424 Color Illus.

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Description

Ideas and concepts in sedimentology are changing rapidly but fundamental field work and data collection remain the basis of the science. This book is intended as a guide to the recognition and description of sedimentary rocks in the field. It aims to help the geologist know what to observe and record and how best to interpret this data.

The emphasis is on illustrating the principal types of sedimentary rocks and the book contains over 400 superb colour photos and drawings. The introductory chapter defines the main types of sedimentary rock and their initial recognition, followed by a section highlighting safety in the field. The author goes on to describe the main field techniques and provides a comprehensive summary of the principal characteristics of sedimentary rocks. There is a chapter on each of the main rock types and on how to interpret facies and their features in terms of depositional environments and economic significance.

This book is of value to students, amateur enthusiasts and professional geologists.

Reviews

A much needed addition to the literature of sedimentology…the photographic images are impeccable…contains a grain size comparator chart at the front and a sediment description checklist at the back…as a tool in the field kit this book is excellent for professional geologists, teachers, students and amateur enthusiasts.

Sedimentary Geology

Deserves to be in the Christmas stocking of every earth sciences student in the land - and further afield…plaudits will undoubtedly accumulate for this book…the production values are also quite exceptional and the whole design and production team at Mansons deserve our warmest congratulations…tells students everything they need to keep in mind when they are examining and describing sedimentary rocks.

The Palaeontological Association Newsletter

An excellent and really beautiful book…More than a field guide.

Journal of Sedimentary Research

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Field techniques

Principal characteristics of sedimentary rocks

Conglomerates

Sandstones

Mudrocks

Carbonate rocks

Cherts and Siliceous sediments

Phosphorites

Coal

Evaporites

Ironstones

Soils, palesols and duricrusts

Volcaniclastic sediments

Interpretation: depositional environment and economic significance

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI031000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
TEC000000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / General
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC009150
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / Soil & Rock