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Carbonate Sedimentology by Maurice E. Tucker
Book DescriptionCarbonate rocks (limestones and dolomites) constitute a major part of the geological column and contain not only 60% of the worlda s known hydrocarbons but also host extensive mineral deposits. This book represents the first major review of carbonate sedimentology since the mid 1970a s. It is aimed at the advanced undergraduate -- postgraduate level and will also be of major interest to geologists working in the oil industry. Carbonate Sedimentology is designed to take the reader from the basic aspects of limestone recognition and classification through to an appreciation of the most recent developments such as large scale facies modelling and isotope geochemistry. Novel aspects of the book include a detailed review of carbonate mineralogy, non--marine carbonate depositional environments and an in--depth look at carbonate deposition and diagenesis through geologic time. In addition, the reviews of individual depositional systems stress a process--based approach rather than one centered on simple comparative sedimentology. The unique quality of this book is that it contains integrated reviews of carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis, within one volume.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780632014729
(244mm x 189mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Science Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Mar-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maurice E. Tucker
Sedimentary Rocks in the Field, Paperback (January 2011)
This fourth edition builds on the success of previous editions and for the first time is produced in full colour throughout with improved photos and diagrams. It retains its popular pocket size and is an essential buy for all students working in the field.
Sedimentary Petrology, Paperback (May 2001)» View all books by Maurice E. Tucker
Intends to provide a concise account of the composition, mineralogy, textures, structures, diagenesis and depositional environments of sedimentary rocks. This book includes 16 plates with 54 colour photomicrographs of sedimentary rocks in thin-section. It is suitable for earth science undergraduates studying sedimentary petrology.
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