Sediments, Diagenesis, and Sedimentary Rocks

Sediments, Diagenesis, and Sedimentary Rocks

Treatise on Geochemistry, Second Edition, Volume 7

1st Edition - November 22, 2005

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  • Editor: F.T. Mackenzie
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780080448497
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080525228

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This volume covers the formation and biogeochemistry of a variety of important sediment types from their initial formation through their conversion (diagenesis) to sedimentary rocks. The volume deals with the chemical, mineralogical, and isotopic properties of sediments and sedimentary rocks and their use in interpreting the environment of formation and subsequent events in the history of sediments, and the nature of the ocean-atmosphere system through geological time. Reprinted individual volume from the acclaimed Treatise on Geochemistry, (10 Volume Set, ISBN 0-08-043751-6, published in 2003).

Key Features

  • Comprehensive and authoritative scope and focus
  • Reviews from renowned scientists across a range of subjects, providing both overviews and new data, supplemented by extensive bibliographies
  • Extensive illustrations and examples from the field


Upper-division undergraduate and graduate students in geochemistry, ecology, earth, and soil sciences, especially those with interest in global change or environmental chemistry

Table of Contents

  • Executive Editors' Foreword
    Contributors to Volume 7
    Volume Editor's Introduction
    1. Chemical Composition and Mineralogy of Marine Sediments (Y.-H Li and J. E. Schoonmaker)
    2. The Recycling of Biogenic Material at the Seafloor (W. R. Martin and F. L. Sayles)
    3. Formation and Diagenesis of Carbonate Sediments (J. W. Morse)
    4. The Diagenesis of Biogenic Silica: Chemical Transformations Occurring in the Water Column, Seabed, and Crust (D. J. Demaster)
    5. Formation and Geochemistry of Precambrian Cherts (E. C. Perry, Jr. and L. Lefticariu)
    6. Geochemistry of Fine-grained Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks (B. B. Sageman and T. W. Lyons)
    7. Late Diagenesis and Mass Transfer in Sandstone-Shale Sequences (M. L. Milliken)
    8. Coal Formation and Geochemistry (W. H. Orem and R. B. Finkelman)
    9. Formation and Geochemistry of Oil and Gas (R. P. Philip)
    10. Sulfur-rich Sediments (M. B. Goldhaber)
    11. Manganiferous Sediments, Rocks, and Ores (J. B. Maynard)
    12. Green Clay Minerals (B. Velde)
    13. Chronometry of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks (W. B. N. Berry)
    14. The Geochemistry of Mass Extinction (L. R. Krump)
    15. Evolution of Sedimentary Rocks (J. Veizer and F. T. Mackenzie)
    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 446
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2005
  • Published: November 22, 2005
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780080448497
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080525228

About the Editor

F.T. Mackenzie

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Hawaii, HI, USA

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