Carbonates in Continental Settings

Geochemistry, Diagenesis and Applications

Edited by

  • A.M. Alonso-Zarza, Dptº Petrología y Geoquímica. Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040, Madrid, Spain
  • Lawrence Tanner, Center for the Study of Environmental Change, Department of Biological Sciences, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY 13214, USA

This book provides an up-to-date compilation of the latest research on the petrography, facies, paleonvironmental significance and economic aspects of continental carbonates. The overall organization of the book first emphasizes the descriptive aspects and processes operating on carbonate deposits in greatly varied settings, and then considers applications for basin analysis, as well as economic and historical aspects. This volume will be a valuable tool for graduate and postgraduate students as well as for experienced researchers. All colour figures are included on a web site  http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780444535269/. The first part (volume 61 in this series) will deal with the facies, environments, and processes of carbonates in continental settings.
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Audience

sedimentologists, petroleum geologists, geomorphologists, paleontologists, soil scientists

 

Book information

  • Published: November 2009
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53526-9


Table of Contents

1. The geochemistry of continental carbonates; 2. Diagenesis of carbonates in continental settings; 3. Silicification of continental Carbonates; 4. Continental carbonates as indicators of paleoclimate; 5. Continental sequence stratigraphy and continental carbonates; 6. Economic aspects of continental carbonates and carbonates transformed under continental conditions; 7. Continental carbonates – preservation of natural and historic heritage sites