The Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontologyis now available online. This key resource, started in the 1940's, is the authoritative source for information about invertebrate fossils. Over 50 volumes have been published, and more are in press. The newest articles are available in the digital Treatise before publication of the print. Use the library Omni catalogue to look up volumes by title.
This book covers all of the rudimentary aspects of sedimentology including different types of sedimentary rocks, sedimentary structures and environments of deposition of sediments. The application of sedimentology in the search for hydrocarbons and other valuable economic resources is explained.
Stratigraphy is the branch of geology which studies rock layers (strata) and layering (stratification). Stratigraphy deals primarily with sedimentary rocks but also embraces layered igneous rocks where layers result from successive lava flows. A common goal of stratigraphic studies is the interpretation of sequences of rock strata, thus understanding the time relationships involved, and correlating units of the sequence with rock strata elsewhere.
The second revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, provides both students and professionals with an up-to-date reference work. New topics include global climate change, geologic hazards and soil erosion.
Eleven of the 15 chapters define the main types of sedimentary rock and illustrate them in all their beauty and variety with numerous color photographs. The remaining chapters provide introductions to field techniques, principal characteristics of sedimentary rocks, and interpretations of depositional environments. The provision of stratigraphic time scales, mapping symbols, grain-size comparator chart and sediment description checklist, together with Wulff stereonet and Lambert equal-area projection templates, further adds to its usefulness in and out of the field.
All aspects of cores are covered including cutting and recovery; wellsite handling and logging; recognition of coring damage; laboratory analysis; logging and sampling; preservation and storage. Logging and interpretation are dealt with in detail, encompassing structural and engineering investigations in addition to sedimentology.
This textbook provides an overview of the origin and preservation of carbonate sedimentary rocks. The focus is on limestones and dolostones and the sediments from which they are derived. The approach is general and universal and draws heavily on fundamental discoveries, arresting interpretations, and keystone syntheses that have been developed over the last five decades.
This book presents the controversial subject of the cyclic phenomena in the earth's evolutionary history and its reflection in the development of sedimentary basins and its lithic infillings. Galactic rotation of celestial bodies causes cyclicity that is also reflected on a smaller scale in the proper Earth. This book presents the consequences of the earth's cyclic phenomena in the long-term cycles which affect the origin and further evolution of sedimentary basins.
Provides an entry point to the rapidly expanding field of paleoclimatologythe study of climates of the past. Highly interdisciplinary in nature, paleoclimatology integrates information from a broad array of disciplines in the geosciences, ranging from stratigraphy, geomorphology, glaciology, paleoecology, paleobotany to geochemistry and geophysics, among others.
Covers all the main subfields of climatology, supplies information on climates in major continental areas, and explains the intricacies of climatic processes. The relationship between climatology and both physical and social science is fully explored, as is the significance of climate for our future well-being.
Moving beyond the borders of the classical core disciplines, Geobiology strives to identify cause-and-effect chains and synergisms between the geo- and the biospheres that have been driving evolution of life in modern and ancient environments. Combining modern methods, geobiological information can be extracted not only from visible remains of organisms, but also from organic molecules, rock fabrics, minerals, isotopes and other tracers.
Provides a thorough history of fieldwork, laboratory studies and paleontological research, and outlines several of the scientific theories of dinosaur extinction; dinosaurian systematics toward the end of organizing the various taxa into a convenient and workable order; a compilation of dinosaurian genera; and excluded genera, or taxa that had been previously regarded as dinosaurian.