Encyclopedia of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series 2003 ed.)

Encyclopedia of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series 2003 ed.)

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

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This comprehensive, one-volume encyclopedia covers the sedimentological aspects of sediments and sedimentary rocks. It features more than 250 entries by some 180 eminent contributors from all over the world, excellent indices, cross references, and extensive bibliographies.


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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  • ISBN13: 9781402048692
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 928
  • ID: 9781402048692
  • weight: 2883
  • ISBN10: 1402048696
  • edition: 2003 ed.

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