Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Series
Pearson
Author
Sam Boggs  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
568
Pub.-date
July 2013
ISBN13
9781292021287
ISBN
1292021284
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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.

Features

Comprehensive yet concise coverage of all aspects of sedimentology and stratigraphy enables students to obtain complete information on both topics without purchasing additional texts.

Current coverage of important topics and recent findings saves instructors time by eliminating the need for supplementary materials.

Numerous illustrations, photos, and diagrams throughout the text provide students with visual representation of concepts to help their understanding.

Extensive references provide students with the most authoritative sources available to conduct in-depth research projects, further investigations, and term papers.

Additional readings at the end of each chapter encourage students to conduct further investigations outside of the classroom.

Photomicrographs provide students with essential visual references for understanding the makeup of sedimentary rocks at the microscopic scale.

New to this Edition

New, pertinent references to research papers help keep the book up to date.

A listing of new books in the field of sedimentology and stratigraphy provides a guide to relevant additional reading.

New figures better illustrate the topics discussed in the text and represent current research.

The revised North American Stratigraphic code, published by the North American Stratigraphic Commission in 2005, is included as an appendix.

A section on  "Application of Lithostratigraphy" has been added to Chapter 12.

A section on "Application of Biostratigraphy" has been added to Chapter 14.

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.    Biostratigraphy

14.    Seismic, Sequence, and Magnetic Stratigraphy
15.    Chronostratigraphy and Geologic Time
16.    Basin Analysis, Tectonics, and Sedimentation