Applied Sedimentology by Richard C. Selley

By Richard C. Selley

There are 3 sorts of rock—igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Sedimentary rocks shape from the weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition of older rocks. Applied Sedimentology describes the formation, transportation and deposition of sediment, and the post-depositional procedures that fluctuate smooth sediment into sedimentary rock. Sedimentary rocks comprise sandstones, limestones and mudstones. all of the world's coal, so much of its water and fossil fuels, and lots of mineral deposits take place in sedimentary rocks. Applied Sedimentology indicates how the learn of sediments aids the exploration for and exploitation of normal assets, together with water, ores and hydrocarbons.

* thoroughly revised variation; Like its precursor, it describes sediments from sand grains to sedimentary basins; gains up-to date account and critique of series and cyclostratigraphy
* commonly illustrated with photographs and remotely sensed sea mattress pictures describing sedimentary methods, items and depositional structures; colour plates illustrate sediment textures, lithologies, pore forms, diagenetic textures, and carbonate and clastic series stratigraphic models
* Emphasises the functions of sedimentology to the exploration for and exploitation of typical assets, together with water, ores and hydrocarbons
* huge references and updated bibliography for additional study

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