Quaternary sediments : petrographic methods for the study of unlithified rocks /

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Author / Creator:Gale, Stephen J.
Imprint:London : Belhaven Press ; New York : Halsted Press, 1991.
Description:vi, 323 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Subject:Geology, Stratigraphic -- Quaternary -- Methodology.
Sediments (Geology) -- Methodology.
Geology, Stratigraphic -- Methodology.
Quaternary Geologic Period.
Sediments (Geology) -- Methodology.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/1308736
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Other authors / contributors:Hoare, Peter G.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This volume's five chapters and appendix are aimed at providing information for upper-division undergraduates or graduate students working on research/thesis topics. The five chapters consist of 1) Laboratory analysis of Quaternary materials; 2) Sample documentation, preparation and storage; 3) Basic laboratory techniques and procedures; 4) The physical composition and analysis of regolith materials; and 5) The chemical composition and analysis of regolith materials. Chapter 6 is an appendix. The book is very clearly written and illustrated, and takes the reader through the laboratory processes in stepwise manner. Each chapter is divided into a series of subtopics, all of which have a good set of references to further clarify the applications of a particular research technique. A five-page index provides ready access to specific topics.-J. T. Andrews, University of Colorado

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