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Author Selley, Richard C., 1939-

Title Applied sedimentology / Richard C. Selley
Edition Second edition
Published San Diego : Academic Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 523 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Front Cover; Applied Sedimentology; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1. Introduction; 1.1 Introduction and Historical Review; 1.2 Sedimentology and the Earth Sciences; 1.3 Applied Sedimentology; Selected Bibliography; References; Part I: Rock to Sediment; Chapter 2. Weathering and the Sedimentary Cycle; Chapter 3. Particles, Pores, and Permeability; Part II: Sediment Sedimented; Chapter 4. Transportation and Sedimentation; Chapter 5. Sedimentary Structures; Chapter 6. Depositional Systems; Part III: Sediment to Rock; Chapter 7. The Subsurface Environment
Summary There are three types of rock?igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Sedimentary rocks form from the weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition of older rocks. Applied Sedimentology describes the formation, transportation and deposition of sediment, and the post-depositional processes that change soft sediment into sedimentary rock. Sedimentary rocks include sandstones, limestones and mudstones. All the world's coal, most of its water and fossil fuels, and many mineral deposits occur in sedimentary rocks. Applied Sedimentology shows how the study of sediments aids the exploration for an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Sedimentology.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99068192
ISBN 0080527477 (electronic bk.)
9780080527475 (electronic bk.)