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Geology Volume 1; Geologic Processes and Their Results (Paperback) Loot Price: R699 Discovery Miles 6 990
Geology Volume 1; Geologic Processes and Their Results (Paperback): Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin
Geology Volume 1; Geologic Processes and Their Results (Paperback): Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin

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Geology Volume 1; Geologic Processes and Their Results (Paperback)

Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 Excerpt: ...by Fig. 323. Characteristics of shallow-water deposits.--Clastic sediments laid down in shallow water have several distinctive characteristics. While they are, in the aggregate, coarse, they are characterized by frequent variations in coarseness. The surfaces of successive beds are likely to be ripple-and rill-marked (Figs. 324, 325, 326), and cross-bedding (Fig. 327) is of common occurrence. Clayey sediments accumulated between high and low water are often sun-cracked (Fig. 328), and the tracks of land animals are sometimes preserved on their surfaces. Shallow-water deposits often contain fossils of organisms which live in waters of slight depth. These characteristics are sufficient to differentiate Fig. 328.--Sun-cracks. These cracks were on the mud-flats of the Missouri a few miles above Kansas City, but the sun-cracks on shore-deposits are not essentially different. (Calvin.) sedimentary formations made in shallow water from those made in deep water, even after they have been converted into solid rock and after the rock has emerged from the sea. Many of these characteristics are, however, shared by deposits made by streams on the land. Subaerial and lacustrine sediments are usually distinguishable from those; made in the sea by their fossils, and sometimes by their distribution. Topography of shallow-water deposits.--The shallow-water deposits have, on the whole, a rather plane surface, though there are some notable departures from flatness. The steep slopes of the delta fronts and of wave-built terraces have already been spoken of. Barriers often shut in depressions, and the disposition of the material deposited is sometimes uneven, owing to shore and tidal currents. The result is that the surface of the shallow-water deposits is often affected by low ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 222
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-16751-9
Barcode: 9781231167519
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-16751-3

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