Sedimentary Rocks in the Field (Geological Field Guide)

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9780470851234: Sedimentary Rocks in the Field (Geological Field Guide)

This handy pocket-sized guide shows how to achieve successful fieldwork on sedimentary rocks, paying particular detail to the precision and accuracy of recording detail. Various sedimentary rock-types, textures and all the basic field techniques required are clearly described.

Thoroughly revised to incorporate up-to-date information, this 3rd edition will be of use to all students and professionals with a geological background.

Features include:

  • New sections on safety in the field, the use of GPS in sedimentary studies, core description, fossils as depth indicators and facies models.
  • Improved illustrations and a new updated layout.

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Sedimentary rocks are widely distributed at the Earth's surface and their accurate description is essential for interpretations of depositional environments and palaeo-geography. Designed to be used in the field, this book describes both techniques and approaches and discusses particular aspects including composition, texture, sedimentary structures and fossils. Explanations are aided by the inclusion of detailed illustrations.

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A large proportion of fieldwork involving the study of sedimentary rocks is unsupervised. This handy pocket-sized book has been written especially for use in the field. It describes how successful fieldwork can be accomplished, with particular emphasis on the precision and accuracy of recording detail. The basic

  • keeps the handy pocket size for use in the field
  • has been completely revised and updated
  • has a new modern layout and improved illustrations
  • includes new sections on safety in the field, the use of GPS in sedimentary studies, core description, fossils as depth indicators and facies models

Sedimentary Rocks in the Field 3rd Edition discusses the various sedimentary rock-types, textures and structures as they can be recorded in the field. A chapter on fossils is included since these are important components of sedimentary rocks and can provide useful information. The concluding section deals briefly with facies identification and points the way towards facies interpretations and the identification of sequences and cycles.

This book will be of use to 2nd/3rd year undergraduates in areas of sedimentology, stratigraphy, field mapping and training. It is an ideal supplementary text for professional geologists, physical geographers, engineering geologists and civil engineers.

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