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. utilized Sedimentology describes the formation, transportation and deposition of sediment, and the post-depositional strategies that adjust smooth sediment into sedimentary rock. Sedimentary rocks contain sandstones, limestones and mudstones. all of the world's coal, so much of its water and fossil fuels, and lots of mineral deposits happen in sedimentary rocks. utilized Sedimentology indicates how the research of sediments aids the exploration for and exploitation of normal assets, together with water, ores and hydrocarbons. * thoroughly revised version; Like its precursor, it describes sediments from sand grains to sedimentary basins; good points up-to date account and critique of series and cyclostratigraphy * widely illustrated with images and remotely sensed sea mattress photographs describing sedimentary techniques, items and depositional structures; colour plates illustrate sediment textures, lithologies, pore varieties, diagenetic textures, and carbonate and clastic series stratigraphic versions* Emphasises the purposes of sedimentology to the exploration for and exploitation of normal assets, together with water, ores and hydrocarbons* broad references and up to date bibliography for additional learn
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Applied Sedimentology, Second Edition by Richard C. Selley