Sedimentology and Stratigraphy. – 2a edición

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy. – 2a edición

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Nichols, Gary (Autor)

This fully revised and updated edition introduces the reader to sedimentology and stratigraphic principles, and provides tools for the interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rocks. The processes of formation, transport and deposition of sediment are considered and then applied to develop conceptual models for the full range of sedimentary environments, from deserts to deep seas and reefs to rivers.

Different approaches to using stratigraphic principles to date and correlate strata are also considered, in order to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of sedimentology and stratigraphy. The text and figures are designed to be accessible to anyone completely new to the subject, and all of the illustrative material is provided in an accompanying CD-ROM. High-resolution versions of these images can also be downloaded from the companion website for this book at:


1. Introduction: sedimentology and stratigraphy.

2. Terrigenous clastic sediments: gravel, sand and mud.

3. Biogenic, chemical and volcanogenic sediments.

4. Processes of transport and sedimentary structures.

5. Field sedimentology, facies and environments.

6. Continents: sources of sediment.

7. Glacial environments.

8. Aeolian environments.

9. Rivers and alluvial fans.

10. Lakes.

 11. The marine realm: morphology and processes.

12. Deltas.

13. Clastic coasts and estuaries.

14. Shallow sandy seas.

15. Shallow marine carbonate and avaporite environments.

16. Deep marine environments.

17. Volcanic rocks and sediments.

18. Post-depositional structures and diagenesis.

19. Stratigraphy: concepts and lithostratigraphy.

20. Biostratigraphy.

21. Dating and correlation techniques.

22. Subsurface stratigraphy and sedimentology.

23. Sequence stratigraphy and sea-level changes.

24. Sedimentary basins
Incluye bibliografía, índice

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