Encyclopedia of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series)

Encyclopedia of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series)

By: Michael A. Church (adaptor), Lawrence A. Hardie (adaptor), Frederick J. Longstaffe (adaptor), Mario Coniglio (adaptor), Gerard V. Middleton (editor)Mixed Media

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Named "Outstanding Academic Title" by Choice This encyclopedia, which constitutes a wide ranging and authoritative collection of academic articles, covers the sedimentological aspects of sediments and sedimentary rocks. As such it provides a comprehensive, one-volume reference work for students and faculty in universities, and for professionals in geology and allied disciplines (geography, engineering, environmental studies), as well as informed lay readers.

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List of Contributors. Preface. Guide to the Reader. Algal and Bacterial Carbonate Sediments; R. Riding. Allophane and Imogolite; R.L. Parfitt. Alluvial Fan; A.M. Harvey. Anabranching Rivers; G.C. Nanson, M.R. Gibling. Ancient Karst; B. Jones. Angle of Repose; P.D. Komar. Anhydrite and Gypsum; L. Hardie. Ankerite; J.P. Hendry. Armor; R. Ferguson. Atterberg Limits; M.J. Bovis. Attrition (abrasion), Fluvial; M. Church. Attrition (Abrasion), Marine; H. Ibbeken. Authigenesis; J.R. Boles. Autosuspension; H. Pantin. Avalanch and Rock Fall; M.J. Bovis. Avulsion; N.D. Smith. Bacteria in Sediments; N. Noffke. Ball-and-Pillow Structure; G. Owen. Bar, Littoral; B. Greenwood. Barrier Islands; D.M. Fitzgerald, I.V. Buynevich. Bauxite; R. Frost. Beachrock; E. Gischler. Bedding and Internal Structures; F. Ricci-Lucchi, A. Amorosi. Bedset and Laminaset; J.S. Bridge. Bentonite and Tonstein; D.A. Spears. Berthierine; F.J. Longstaffe. Bioclasts; P. Enos. Bioerosion; M. Bertling. Biogenic Sedimentary Structures; G.S. Pemberton. Black Shales; J. Schieber. Braided Channels; P. Ashmore. Caliche (Calcrete); V.P. Wright. Calcite Compensation Depth; S. Wise. Carbonate Diagenesis and Microfabrics; R.G.C. Bathurst. Carbonate Mineraloty and Geochemistry; F.T. Mackenzie. Carbonate Mud Mounds; F.-A. Bourque. Cathodoluminescence; S. Burley. Cation Exchange; B. Singh. Cave Sediments; B. Jones. Cements and Cementation; P.A. Scholle. Chalk; I. Fabricius. Charcoal in Sediments; A.C. Schott. Chlorite in Sediments; S. Hillier. Classification of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks; G.M. Friedman. Clastic (Neptunian) Dykes and Sills; A. Demoulin. Clathrates; M. Kastner. Clay Minerals; S. Hillier. Climatic Control of Sedimentation; G.M. Mack. Coal Balls; A.C. Scott. Coal; P. McCabe. Coastal Sedimentary Facies; H.E. Clifton. Colloidal Properties of Sediments; S.Chattopadhyay, D. Chattopadhyay. Color of Sedimentary Rocks; P. Myrow. Compaction (Cosolidation); K. Bjorlykke. Convolute Stratification; G.V. Middleton. Core, Coring Methods; A.H. Bouma. Cross-Stratification; D. Rubin. Cyclic Sedimentation; R.K. Goldhammer. Debris Flow; J. Major. Dedolomitization; M. Coniglio. Deformation of Sediments; J. Collinson. Deformation Structures and Growth Faults; J. Collinson. Deltas and Estuaries; J. Bhattacharya. Depositional Fabric of Mudrocks; J. Schieber. Desert Sedimentary Environments; J.P. Smoot. Dessication Structures; G. Tanner. Diagenesis; K.L. Milliken. Diagenetic Structures; P. Mozley. Diffusion, Chemical; B.P. Boudreau. Diffusion of Sediment; A.J. Hogg. Dish Structure; Z. Sylvester, D.R. Lowe. Dolomite Textures; D. Sibley. Dolomites and Dolomitization; H.G. Machel. Dune, Eolian; N. Lancaster. Earth Flows; R. Baum. Encrinite; W.I. Ausich. Eolian Transport and Deposition; C. McKenna-Neuman. Erosion and Sediment Yield; R. Stallard. Evaporites; L. Hardie, T.K. Lowenstein. Extraterrestrial Material in Sediments; C. Koeberl. Fabric, Porosity, and Permeability; G.V. Middleton. Facies Models; H.G. Reading. Fan Delta; G. Postma. Features indicating Impact and Shock Metamorphism; W.U. Reinhold. Feldspars in Sediments; S. Morad. Flame Structure; G.V. Middleton. Flaser; B.W. Flemming. Flocculation; M. Pejrup. Floodplain Sediments; A. Aslan. Floods and Other Catastrophic Events; V.R. Baker. Flow Resistance; R. Millar. Fluid Escape Structures; Z. Sylvester, D.R. Lowe. Fluid Inclusions; R.H. Goldstein. Flume; B. Gomez. Forensic Sedimentology; R.C. Murray. Gases in Sediments; C. Clayton. Geodes; K. Milliken. Geophysical Properties of Sediments; A.L. Endres. Geothermic Properties of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks; D.F. Merriam. Glacial Sediments: Processes, Environments and Facies; M.J. Hambrey, N.L. Glasser. Glaucony and Verdine; A. Amorosi. Grading, Graded Bedding; R. Hiscott. 150 additional Chapters.

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  • publication date: 31/12/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781402048692
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 928
  • ID: 9781402048692
  • weight: 2883
  • ISBN10: 1402048696

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