Sediments and sedimentary rocks cover 70% of the Earth's surface, and make up a significant portion of the geological record. Understanding the processes (physical, chemical and biological) that lead to formation of sedimentary material is key in disciplines ranging from geology to environmental science to archaeology. But before interpretation must come observation and identification: Stow's Field Guide is a must-have for this distinctly visual process Professor Stow has culled his extensive research experience into a succinct guide designed for students and professionals in geophysics, geochemistry, paleontology, soil sciences, environmental sciences and more. Sections on field techniques and reader-friendly descriptions also make this guide accessible to amateur geologists. * More than 400 color photographs and diagrams* Extensive cross-referencing for ease of use in the field* Examples from more than 30 countries* Focus on economic applications
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Descrizione libro Academic Press, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Brand new gift quality softcover Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. Codice libro della libreria 65848
Descrizione libro Academic Press, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110123694515
Descrizione libro Academic Press, 2005. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contents: Preface Acknowledgemnets 1 Overview 2 Field Techniques 3 Principal Characteristics of Sedimentary Rocks 4 Conglomerates 5 Sandstones 6 Mudrocks 7 Carbonate Rocks 8 Cherts and Siliceous Sediments 9 Phosphorites 10 Coal and Oil 11 Evaporites 12 Ironstones 13 Soils, Paleosols, and Duricrusts 14 Volvaniclastic Sediments 15 Interpretations and Depositional Environments References and Key Texts Metric-Imperial Conversions Index Appendices Stratigraphic Timescale Mapping Symbols Grain-Size Comparator Chart Sediment Description Checklist Wulff Stereonet Lambert Equal-Area Projection. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0123694515