Description

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.

Key Features

  • Covering the greatly varied aspects of carbonate deposits from continental settings deposits
  • Clear and easy to follow organization of the book
  • Graduate to postgraduate level
  • Up to date information, so readers can find references from the classic literature to the most recent research

Readership

sedimentologists, petroleum geologists, geomorphologists, paleontologists, soil scientists

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

Details

No. of pages:
336
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Electronic ISBN:
9780444535276
Print ISBN:
9780444535269