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Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks

Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks Author Sam Boggs, Jr.
ISBN-10 1139477145
Release 2009-02-19
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This textbook outlines the physical, chemical, and biologic properties of the major sedimentary rocks, as revealed by petrographic microscopy, geochemical techniques, and field study. It covers the mineralogy, chemistry, textures, and sedimentary structures that characterise sedimentary rocks, and relates these features to the depositional origin of the rocks and their subsequent alteration by diagenetic processes during burial. In addition to detailed sections on siliciclastic and carbonate rocks, it also discusses evaporites, cherts, iron-rich sedimentary rocks, phosphorites, and carbonaceous sedimentary rocks such as oil shales. This second edition maintains the comprehensive treatment of sedimentary petrography and petrology provided in the first edition, and has been updated with new concepts and cutting-edge techniques like cathodoluminescence imaging of sedimentary rocks and backscattered electron microscopy. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in sedimentary petrology, and is a key reference for researchers and professional petroleum geoscientists.

Sedimentary Petrology

Sedimentary Petrology Author Maurice E. Tucker
ISBN-10 9781118698907
Release 2013-05-22
Pages 272
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The earlier editions of this book have been used by successive generations of students for more than 20 years, and it is the standard text on the subject in most British universities and many others throughout the world. The study of sediments and sedimentary rocks continues to be a core topic in the Earth Sciences and this book aims to provide a concise account of their composition, mineralogy, textures, structures, diagenesis and depositional environments. This latest edition is noteworthy for the inclusion of 16 plates with 54 colour photomicrographs of sedimentary rocks in thin-section. These bring sediments to life and show their beauty and colorful appearance down the microscope; they will aid the student enormously in laboratory petrographic work. The text has been revised where necessary and the reference and further reading lists brought up-to-date. New tables have been included to help undergraduates with rock and thin-section description and interpretation. New 16-page colour section will mean students do not need to buy Longman Atlas All illustrations redrawn to higher standard Complete revision of text - new material on sedimentary geochemistry, etc

Petrology of the Sedimentary Rocks

Petrology of the Sedimentary Rocks Author J. Greensmith
ISBN-10 9789401196406
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 270
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In the 75 years of the existence of this book the content and boundaries of sedimentary petrology have increased enormously. It is doubtful if there are any areas of the subject described by the original authors which have remained untouched by the relatively recent onslaught by countless sedimentologists, aided by a veritable armoury of sophisticated techniques. Particular areas have always waxed and waned in popularity and some subjects, such as heavy mineral studies which have been successively popular, then unpopular, appear of late to have had a new lease on life. The development and application of relatively old techniques, but now used in a sedimentological context, often brings an upsurge and revival of interest in some rocks. Isotope work has now become an integral part of the study of pelagic and phosphatic sediments, and carbonate cements. An understanding of burial diagenesis, a much neglected area, is slowly coming to the fore as electron microscopes and X-rays delve into the mineralogical and textural complexities of ancient sediments. Yet, despite the 'zapping' of minerals with electron beams and generating gases to pass into a mass spectrometer, to paraphrase an erstwhile research student of mine, the danger of this approach is that materials are analysed with scant regard to field relationships or petrographic control, thus much genetic information is missing when interpretations are attempted. Petrography is far from being archaic.

Atlas of Sedimentary Rocks Under the Microscope

Atlas of Sedimentary Rocks Under the Microscope Author A.E. Adams
ISBN-10 9781317885283
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 110
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Provides a very clear guide to sedimentary rock types as seen under the microscope supported by practical aspects of slide preparation.

Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology

Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology Author S. K. Haldar
ISBN-10 9780124167100
Release 2013-10-19
Pages 354
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Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology presents the essentials of both disciplines through an approach accessible to industry professionals, academic researchers, and students. Mineralogy and petrology stand as the backbone of the geosciences. Detailed knowledge of minerals and rocks and the process of formation and association are essential for practicing professionals and advanced students. This book is designed as an accessible, step-by-step guide to exploring, retaining, and implementing the core concepts of mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, mining, and extraction. Each topic is fully supported by working examples, diagrams and full-color images. The inclusion of petroleum, gas, metallic deposits and economic aspects enhance the book’s value as a practical reference for mineralogy and petrology. Authored by two of the world’s premier experts, this book is a must for any young professional, researcher, or student looking for a thorough and inclusive guide to mineralogy and petrology in a single source. Authored by two of the world’s experts in mineralogy and petrology, who have more than 70 years of experience in research and instruction combined Addresses the full scope of the core concepts of mineralogy and petrology, including crystal structure, formation and grouping of minerals and soils, definition, origin, structure and classification of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks Features more than 150 figures, illustrations, and color photographs to vividly explore the fundamental principles of mineralogy and petrology Offers a holistic approach to both subjects, beginning with the formation of geologic structures followed by the hosting of mineral deposits and concluding with the exploration and extraction of lucrative, usable products to improve the health of global economies


Petrology Author Gautam Sen
ISBN-10 9783642388002
Release 2013-11-19
Pages 368
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This undergraduate textbook on the key subject of geology closely follows the core curriculum adopted by most universities throughout the world and is a must for every geology student. It covers all aspects of petrology, including not only the principles of petrology but also applications to the origin, composition, and field relationships of rocks. Although petrology is commonly taught in the junior year, this book is a useful resource for graduate students as well.

Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Author Anthony Philpotts
ISBN-10 9781107268876
Release 2009-01-29
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This textbook provides a basic understanding of the formative processes of igneous and metamorphic rock through quantitative applications of simple physical and chemical principles. The book encourages a deeper comprehension of the subject by explaining the petrologic principles rather than simply presenting the student with petrologic facts and terminology. Assuming knowledge of only introductory college-level courses in physics, chemistry, and calculus, it lucidly outlines mathematical derivations fully and at an elementary level, and is ideal for intermediate and advanced courses in igneous and metamorphic petrology. The end-of-chapter quantitative problem sets facilitate student learning by working through simple applications. They also introduce several widely-used thermodynamic software programs for calculating igneous and metamorphic phase equilibria and image analysis software. With over 350 illustrations, this revised edition contains valuable new material on the structure of the Earth's mantle and core, the properties and behaviour of magmas, recent results from satellite imaging, and more.

Sedimentary Petrography

Sedimentary Petrography Author Albert V. Carozzi
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822016275646
Release 1993
Pages 263
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With more than 192 full-color illustrations, this atlas permits virtually first-hand observations through a petrographic microscope of the most important and representative classes of sedimentary rock. Nine major sedimentary rock groups, such as sandstones, rudaceous rock, argillaceous rock, volcaniclastic rock, dolomites, siliceous rock, phosphorites, ironstones, and evaporites. An indispensable reference for professional geologists and undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in sedimentary petrology or petrography courses.


Petrology Author Harvey Blatt
ISBN-10 0716737434
Release 2006
Pages 530
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Now in a thoroughly updated new edition (the first since 1995), Petrology remains the most student-friendly undergraduate level text covering all three major rock groups. As always, the new edition organizes a vast body of literature from its wide-ranging subject, presenting what is essential to geology majors in a way that is accessible and at an appropriate level. The new edition welcomes Brent Owens as the new lead author for the chapters on igneous rocks, complementing Harvey Blatt’s role for the sedimentary chapters, and Robert Tracy’s for the metamorphic chapters. Petrology, Third Edition Text Art Download All text art is downloadable in a .zip file at

Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks 1

Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks 1 Author H. Füchtbauer
ISBN-10 0471285005
Release 1974
Pages 464
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Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks 1 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks 1 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks 1 book for free.

Procedures in Sedimentary Petrology

Procedures in Sedimentary Petrology Author Robert E. Carver
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822014211668
Release 1971
Pages 653
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Paleocurrents and Basin Analysis

Paleocurrents and Basin Analysis Author P. E. Potter
ISBN-10 9783662010204
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 330
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In the past, interest in sedimentary structures has arisen mainly from the expectation that these features might be a guide to the environment of depo sition. But many sedimentary structures have also proved useful in determining stratigraphic order in nonfossiliferous, steeply inclined beds especially in Pre cambrian terranes. As the sequence problem has been reviewed at length by Shrock, it seemed to us, therefore, that the time is now ripe for a new look at sedimentary structures, not with respect to "top and bottom," but with reference to "fore and aft. " Much of the present-day interest in these structures stems from their usefulness in mapping of paleocurrents. A stage has been reached where there is need for a work which assembles, digests, and organizes our collective knowledge of the usefulness of directional properties of sediments and their application to basin analysis. This we have attempted to write. The desirability and need for such a book occurred to both of us independently. Upon discovering our mutual interest, we decided that a better book could be written by collaboration. Fortunately this collaboration became a reality because of support by the Guggenheim Foundation of one of us and the cooperation and support of The Johns Hopkins University of both of us. We acknowledge with thanks this indispensable aid.

Geochemistry of Sedimentary Carbonates

Geochemistry of Sedimentary Carbonates Author J.W. Morse
ISBN-10 0080869629
Release 1990-08-27
Pages 706
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This book covers the more basic aspects of carbonate minerals and their interaction with aqueous solutions; modern marine carbonate formation and sediments; carbonate diagenesis (early marine, meteoric and burial); the global cycle of carbon and human intervention; and the role of sedimentary carbonates as indicators of stability and changes in the Earth's surface environment. The selected subjects are presented with sufficient background information to enable the non-specialist to understand the basic chemistry involved. Tested on classes taught by the authors, and approved by the students, this comprehensive volume will prove itself to be a valuable reference source to students, researchers and professionals in the fields of oceanography, geochemistry, petrology, environmental science and petroleum geology.

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Author Gary Nichols
ISBN-10 9781118687772
Release 2013-04-30
Pages 432
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This fully revised and updated edition introduces the reader to sedimentology and stratigraphic principles, and provides tools for the interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rocks. The processes of formation, transport and deposition of sediment are considered and then applied to develop conceptual models for the full range of sedimentary environments, from deserts to deep seas and reefs to rivers. Different approaches to using stratigraphic principles to date and correlate strata are also considered, in order to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of sedimentology and stratigraphy. The text and figures are designed to be accessible to anyone completely new to the subject, and all of the illustrative material is provided in an accompanying CD-ROM. High-resolution versions of these images can also be downloaded from the companion website for this book at:

Backscattered Scanning Electron Microscopy and Image Analysis of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks

Backscattered Scanning Electron Microscopy and Image Analysis of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks Author David H. Krinsley
ISBN-10 0521019745
Release 2005-09-15
Pages 204
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A concise summary that uses abundant images to illustrate the type of information backscattered scanning electron microscopy (BSE) yields. Lucidly written, this book will be ideal for researchers and graduate students.

Petrology of Metamorphic Rocks

Petrology of Metamorphic Rocks Author M. Suk
ISBN-10 9781483291871
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 322
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Reviews Central European opinions about the origin and formation of metamorphic rocks and their genetic systems, incorporating the works of such distinguished European scientists as Rosenbusch, Becke, Niggli, Sander, Eskola, Barth and others with present-day knowledge and the results of Soviet and American investigations.


Petrology Author Loren A. Raymond
ISBN-10 0071150412
Release 2002
Pages 736
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Designed for the middle-level undergraduate geology major, this text incorporates both fundamentals and information on advances in our understanding of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. It provides an overview of the field of petrology and a foundation for advanced studies.