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This encyclopedia, which constitutes a wide ranging and authoritative collection of academic articles, covers the sedimentological aspects of sediments and sedimentary rocks. As such it provides a comprehensive, one-volume reference work for students and faculty in universities, and for professionals in geology and allied disciplines (geography, engineering, environmental studies), as well as informed lay readers.
From the reviews: "!Like all other volumes in the "Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series," this is sure to be a classic, essential for earth science reference collections. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and higher." (M. L. Larsgaard, Choice, January 2004) "Primarily for advanced undergraduates, this Encyclopedia does provide comprehensive, in-depth treatment of the processes that form sedimentary rocks. It will prove invaluable to both students of geology and professionals" (Helen Ashton, Science and Technology, Vol. 18, no 2, 2004) "This massive tome is part of the series Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences ! . Most articles also give copious bibliographic references to both general texts and research articles and there is an index of authors cited, which is very useful. The illustrations are ! with some good diagrams and reasonable photographs. ! Primarily for advanced undergraduates, this Encyclopedia does provide comprehensive, in-depth treatment of the processes that form sedimentary rocks. It will prove invaluable to both students of geology and professionals." (Reference Reviews, Vol. 18 (2), 2004)
List of Contributors. Preface. Guide to the Reader. Algal and Bacterial Carbonate Sediments; R. Riding. Allophane and Imogolite; R.L. Parfitt. Alluvial Fan; A.M. Harvey. Anabranching Rivers; G.C. Nanson, M.R. Gibling. Ancient Karst; B. Jones. Angle of Repose; P.D. Komar. Anhydrite and Gypsum; L. Hardie. Ankerite; J.P. Hendry. Armor; R. Ferguson. Atterberg Limits; M.J. Bovis. Attrition (abrasion), Fluvial; M. Church. Attrition (Abrasion), Marine; H. Ibbeken. Authigenesis; J.R. Boles. Autosuspension; H. Pantin. Avalanch and Rock Fall; M.J. Bovis. Avulsion; N.D. Smith. Bacteria in Sediments; N. Noffke. Ball-and-Pillow Structure; G. Owen. Bar, Littoral; B. Greenwood. Barrier Islands; D.M. Fitzgerald, I.V. Buynevich. Bauxite; R. Frost. Beachrock; E. Gischler. Bedding and Internal Structures; F. Ricci-Lucchi, A. Amorosi. Bedset and Laminaset; J.S. Bridge. Bentonite and Tonstein; D.A. Spears. Berthierine; F.J. Longstaffe. Bioclasts; P. Enos. Bioerosion; M. Bertling. Biogenic Sedimentary Structures; G.S. Pemberton. Black Shales; J. Schieber. Braided Channels; P. Ashmore. Caliche (Calcrete); V.P. Wright. Calcite Compensation Depth; S. Wise. Carbonate Diagenesis and Microfacies; R.G.C. Bathurst. Carbonate Mineraloty and Geochemistry; F.T. Mackenzie. Carbonate Mud Mounds; F.-A. Bourque. Cathodoluminescence; S. Burley. Cation Exchange; B. Singh. Cave Sediments; B. Jones. Cements and Cementation; P.A. Scholle. Chalk; I. Fabricius. Charcoal in Sediments; A.C. Schott. Chlorite in Sediments; S. Hillier. Classification of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks; G.M. Friedman. Clastic (Neptunian) Dykes and Sills; A. Demoulin. Clathrates; M. Kastner. Clay Minerals; S. Hillier. Climatic Control of Sedimentation; G.M. Mack. Coal Balls; A.C. Scott. Coal; P. McCabe. Coastal Sedimentary Facies; H.E. Clifton. Colloidal Properties of Sediments; S.Chattopadhyay, D. Chattopadhyay. Color of Sedimentary Rocks; P. Myrow. Compaction (Cosolidation); K. Bjorlykke. Convolute Stratification; G.V. Middleton. Core, Coring Methods; A.H. Bouma. Cross-Stratification; D. Rubin. Cyclic Sedimentation; R.K. Goldhammer. Debris Flow; J. Major. Dedolomitization; M. Coniglio. Deformation of Sediments; J. Collinson. Deformation Structures and Growth Faults; J. Collinson. Deltas and Estuaries; J. Bhattacharya. Depositional Fabric of Mudrocks; J. Schieber. Desert Sedimentary Environments; J.P. Smoot. Dessication Structures; G. Tanner. Diagenesis; K.L. Milliken. Diagenetic Structures; P. Mozley. Diffusion, Chemical; B.P. Boudreau. Diffusion of Sediment; A.J. Hogg. Dish Structure; Z. Sylvester, D.R. Lowe. Dolomite Textures; D. Sibley. Dolomites and Dolomitization; H.G. Machel. Dune, Eolian; N. Lancaster. Earth Flows; R. Baum. Encrinite; W.I. Ausich. Eolian Transport and Deposition; C. McKenna-Neuman. Erosion and Sediment Yield; R. Stallard. Evaporites; L. Hardie, T.K. Lowenstein. Extraterrestrial Material in Sediments; C. Koeberl. Fabric, Porosity, and Permeability; G.V. Middleton. Facies Models; H.G. Reading. Fan Delta; G. Postma. Features indicating Impact and Shock Metamorphism; W.U. Reinhold. Feldspars in Sediments; S. Morad. Flame Structure; G.V. Middleton. Flaser; B.W. Flemming. Flocculation; M. Pejrup. Floodplain Sediments; A. Aslan. Floods and Other Catastrophic Events; V.R. Baker. Flow Resistance; R. Millar. Fluid Escape Structures; Z. Sylvester, D.R. Lowe. Fluid Inclusions; R.H. Goldstein. Flume; B. Gomez. Forensic Sedimentology; R.C. Murray. Gases in Sediments; C. Clayton. Geodes; K. Milliken. Geophysical Properties of Sediments; A.L. Endres. Geothermic Properties of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks; D.F. Merriam. Glacial Sediments: Processes, Environments and Facies; M.J. Hambrey, N.L. Glasser. Glaucony and Verdine; A. Amorosi. Grading, Graded Bedding; R. Hiscott. 150 additional Chapters.
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