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Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4th Edition)

 
 
 
 
Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4th Edition)
Author: Sam Boggs Jr.
ISBN 13: 9780131547285
ISBN 10: 131547283
Edition: 4
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2005-07-10
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 688
List Price: $177.40
 
 

This concise treatment of the fundamental principles of sedimentology and stratigraphy highlights the important physical, chemical, biological, and stratigraphic characteristics of sedimentary rocks. It emphasizes the ways in which the study of sedimentary rocks is used to interpret depositional environments, changes in ancient sea level, and other intriguing aspects of Earth’s history.

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Primarily for advanced undergraduates, but also suitable for graduate students, this revised and updated textbook (first edition was 1987) provides a comprehensive, in-depth treatment of the processes that form sedimentary rocks. It describes the important physical, chemical, biological, and stratigraphic characteristics of these rocks, and explores the various ways in which study of sedimentary rocks is used to interpret depositional environments, changes in ancient sea levels, and other aspects of Earth history. It also discusses recent developments in the fields of magnetostratigraphy, seismic stratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, and isotope stratigraphy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)