March 5, 2017

Applied Sedimentology by Richard C. Selley

By Richard C. Selley

There are 3 varieties of rock—igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Sedimentary rocks shape from the weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition of older rocks. Applied Sedimentology describes the formation, transportation and deposition of sediment, and the post-depositional procedures that vary delicate sediment into sedimentary rock. Sedimentary rocks contain sandstones, limestones and mudstones. the entire world's coal, such a lot of its water and fossil fuels, and lots of mineral deposits take place in sedimentary rocks. Applied Sedimentology indicates how the examine of sediments aids the exploration for and exploitation of usual assets, together with water, ores and hydrocarbons.

* thoroughly revised variation; Like its precursor, it describes sediments from sand grains to sedimentary basins; gains up-to date account and critique of series and cyclostratigraphy
* greatly illustrated with pictures and remotely sensed sea mattress pictures describing sedimentary methods, items and depositional platforms; colour plates illustrate sediment textures, lithologies, pore forms, diagenetic textures, and carbonate and clastic series stratigraphic models
* Emphasises the purposes of sedimentology to the exploration for and exploitation of common assets, together with water, ores and hydrocarbons
* huge references and updated bibliography for extra study

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