ISBN: 978-1-444-31416-8 July 2009 Wiley-Blackwell 496 Pages
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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.
Table of contents
1. Carbonate Sediments and Limestones: Constituents.
2. Geological Background to Carbonate Sedimentation.
3. Modern Carbonate Environments. (Maurice Tucker).
4. Carbonate Depositional Systems I: Marine Shallow-Water and Lacustrine Carbonates.
5. Carbonate Depositional Systems II: Deeper-Water Facies of Pelagic and Resedimented Limestones.
6. Carbonate Mineralogy and Chemistry.
7. Diagenetic Processes, Products and Environments.
8. Dolomites and Dolomitization Models.
9. The Geological Record of Carbonate Rocks.