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Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks

Sam Jr. Boggs


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    $198.59
PUBLISHED: 30th April 2009
ISBN: 9780521897167
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This textbook highlights the physical, chemical, and biologic properties of sedimentary rocks, revealed through petrographic microscopy, geochemical techniques, and field study. Fully updated and discussing several cutting-edge techniques, this second edition is ideal for advanced undergraduates and graduates in sedimentary petrology, and for researchers and professional petroleum geoscientists.
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  • Hardcover
    $198.59
PUBLISHED: 30th April 2009
ISBN: 9780521897167
ANNOTATION:
This textbook highlights the physical, chemical, and biologic properties of sedimentary rocks, revealed through petrographic microscopy, geochemical techniques, and field study. Fully updated and discussing several cutting-edge techniques, this second edition is ideal for advanced undergraduates and graduates in sedimentary petrology, and for researchers and professional petroleum geoscientists.

Annotation

This textbook highlights the physical, chemical, and biologic properties of sedimentary rocks, revealed through petrographic microscopy, geochemical techniques, and field study. Fully updated and discussing several cutting-edge techniques, this second edition is ideal for advanced undergraduates and graduates in sedimentary petrology, and for researchers and professional petroleum geoscientists.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

Sam Boggs Jr received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado and worked in the petroleum industry for a number of years before joining the University of Oregon, where he taught sedimentology and related subjects for more than 30 years, and where he continues his research in sedimentary petrology as a professor emeritus. He has also worked part-time as a research geologist for the U. S. Geological Survey. Professor Boggs is a member of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Geological Society of America. He is the author of two other books for Cambridge University Press -Backscattered Scanning Electron Microscopy and Image Analysis of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks (1998) and Application of Cathodoluminescence Imaging to the Study of Sedimentary Rocks (2006)], as well as the author of four other books.

Table of Contents

Part I. Principles: 1. Origin, classification and occurrence of sedimentary rocks; Part II. Siliciclastic Sedimentary Rocks: 2. Sedimentary textures; 3. Sedimentary structures; 4. Sandstones; 5. Conglomerates; 6. Mudstones and shales; 7. Provenance of siliciclastic sedimentary rocks; 8. Diagenesis of sandstones and shales; Part III. Carbonate Sedimentary Rocks: 9. Limestones; 10. Dolomites; 11. Diagenesis of carbonate rocks; Part IV. Other Chemical/Biochemical Sedimentary Rocks and Carbonaceous Sedimentary Rocks: 12. Evaporites, cherts, iron-rich sedimentary rocks, and phosphorites; 13. Carbonaceous sedimentary rocks; Bibliography; Index.

Review

'... well written and logically structured ... should be an essential purchase for libraries in all higher education institutions offering geology courses, and for researchers and industry professionals with practical interests in sedimentary petrology.' Geoscientist 'The book provides a well balanced text in every sense ... Line drawings and photos are of good quality and the links between the various chapters are well focused ... I am convinced that this is the best book on sedimentary petrology that is currently available. The book will, beyond doubt, be of great help to students, researchers and professionals alike ...' Geologos ' ... I am convinced that this is the best book on sedimentary petrology that is currently available. The book will, beyond doubt, be of great help to students, researchers and professionals alike.' Rajat Mazumder, Indian Statistical Institute "...there are excellent sections describing in depth many of the common collector minerals: how they form, their composition, microcrystallization, and their rock environments ... Serious collectors...can expect that this book will take their understanding of mineral species that occur in sedimentary environments to another level." - Bob Jones, Rock & Gem "... well written and logically structured ... should be an essential purchase for libraries in all higher education institutions offering geology courses, and for researchers and industry professionals with practical interests in sedimentary petrology." Geoscientist

Review Quote

"... well written and logically structured ... should be an essential purchase for libraries in all higher education institutions offering geology courses, and for researchers and industry professionals with practical interests in sedimentary petrology." Geoscientist

Description for Bookstore

This textbook highlights the physical, chemical, and biologic properties of sedimentary rocks, revealed through petrographic microscopy, geochemical techniques, and field study. Fully updated and discussing several cutting-edge techniques, this second edition is ideal for advanced undergraduates and graduates in sedimentary petrology, and for researchers and professional petroleum geoscientists.

Description for Library

This textbook highlights the physical, chemical, and biologic properties of sedimentary rocks, revealed through petrographic microscopy, geochemical techniques, and field study. Fully updated and discussing several cutting-edge techniques, this second edition is ideal for advanced undergraduates and graduates in sedimentary petrology, and for researchers and professional petroleum geoscientists.

Product Details

Pages
600
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Language
English
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
0521897165
ISBN-13
9780521897167
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2009
Publication Date
2009-04-30
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
PETROLOGY OF SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
Author
Sam Jr. Boggs
Residence
US
Audience
Professional and Scholarly
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