Outlines key concepts including the foundations of sedimentology and sedimentray environments, elucidates the basic principles of stratigraphic analysis, and shows how stratigraphy is used in understanding sedimentary basin evolution, and more.
Principles of Stratigraphy reafferms the vital importance of stratigraphy to the earth sciences, and introduces the undergraduate to its key elements in a lively and interesting fashion. * * First recent text devoted to stratigraphic principles and applications. * Contains details of the latest stratigraphic techniques. * Includes numerous case studies and real--world examples. An Instructor manual CD--ROM for this title is available. Please contact our Higher Education team at HigherEducation@wiley.com for more information.
1. Introduction. Part I: Basics. 2. Weathering. 3. Sediments And Sedimentary Rocks. 4. Major Environmental Complexes And Their Recognition. Part II: Tracing Environments In Space And Time. 5. The Vertical Dimension. 6. The Horizontal Dimension. 7. The Time Dimension. 8. Basin Analysis. 9. Stratigraphic Systems. Part III: Interpreting Geologic History. 10. Tectonics. 11. Sea--Level Changes. 12. Climate. 13. Biology. 14. Stratigraphic Problem Times And Places. 15. Extraterrestrial Stratigraphy. Appendices. Glossary. References. Index.