Stratigraphy: A Modern Synthesis


Author: Andrew D. Miall
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319243047
Category: Science
Page: 454
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A Comprehensive review of modern stratigraphic methods. The stratigraphic record is the major repository of information about the geological history of Earth, a record stretching back for nearly 4 billion years. Stratigraphic studies fill out our planet’s plate-tectonic history with the details of paleogeography, past climates, and the record of evolution, and stratigraphy is at the heart of the effort to find and exploit fossil fuel resources. Modern stratigraphic methods are now able to provide insights into past geological events and processes on time scales with unprecedented accuracy and precision, and have added much to our understanding of global tectonic and climatic processes. It has taken 200 years and a modern revolution to bring all the necessary developments together to create the modern, dynamic science that this book sets out to describe. Stratigraphy now consists of a suite of integrated concepts and methods, several of which have considerable predictive and interpretive power. The new, integrated, dynamic science that Stratigraphy has become is now inseparable from what were its component parts, including sedimentology, chronostratigraphy, and the broader aspects of basin analysis.

Guía estratigráfica internacional


Author: Hollis D. Hedberg
Publisher: Reverte
ISBN: 9788429146042
Category: Science
Page: 205
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La presente Guía estratigráfica internacional la ha preparado la Subcomisión Estratigráfica (SICE) para todos aquellos geólogos, sea cual fuera su actividad en los diversos campos de la Geología (tanto en el académico como el de la investigación o el industrial), que deseen expresar con mayor claridad sus observaciones, ideas y criterios sobre la estratigráfia, y que a su vez buscan entender mejor la información estratigráfica que otros aportan. Esta Guía va dirigida, en particular, a las necesidades de aquéllos cuyas actividades y proyectos son de alcance mundial o que, por lo menos, se extienden más allá de las fronteras de un solo país.

Advances in Sequence Stratigraphy


Author: N.A
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128130784
Category: Science
Page: 454
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Advances in Sequence Stratigraphy, Volume Two covers current research across a wide range of stratigraphic disciplines, providing information on the most recent developments for the geoscientific research community. Chapters in this volume include Sequence Stratigraphy – Oman, Sequence Stratigraphy and diagenesis, Sequence Stratigraphy of Siliciclastic Systems, Upper Devonian Biostratigraphy, Event Stratigraphy and Late Fransian Kellwasser Extinction Bio-events in the Iowa Basin: Western Euramerica, Sea-level change and Sequence Stratigraphy, Sequence Stratigraphy: A Material-based Approach Versus A Time-Based Approach, and Anisian-Ladinian marker horizon: Implications for sequence stratigraphy and intra-tethyan correlation. This fully commissioned review publication aims to foster and convey progress in stratigraphy, including geochronology, magnetostratigraphy, lithostratigraphy, event-stratigraphy, isotope stratigraphy, astrochronology, climatostratigraphy, seismic stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, ice core chronology, cyclostratigraphy, palaeoceanography, sequence stratigraphy, and more. Contains contributions from leading authorities in the field Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field Aims to foster and convey progress in stratigraphy, including geochronology, magnetostratigraphy, lithostratigraphy, event-stratigraphy, and more

Himalayan Tectonics

A Modern Synthesis
Author: P.J. Treloar,M.P. Searle
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 1786204053
Category: Science
Page: 678
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The Himalaya–Karakoram–Tibet mountain belt resulted from Cenozoic collision of India and Asia and is frequently used as the type example of a continental collision orogenic belt. The last quarter of a century has seen the publication of a remarkably detailed dataset relevant to the evolution of this belt. Detailed fieldwork backed up by state-of-the-art structural analysis, geochemistry, mineral chemistry, igneous and metamorphic petrology, isotope chemistry, sedimentology and geophysics produced a wide-ranging archive of data-rich scientific papers. The rationale for this book is to provide a coherent overview of these datasets in addressing the evolution of the mountain ranges we see today. This volume comprises 21 specially invited review papers on the Himalaya, Kohistan arc, Tibet, the Karakoram and Pamir ranges. These papers span the history of Himalayan research, chronology of the collision, stratigraphy, magmatic and metamorphic processes, structural geology and tectonics, seismicity, geophysics, and the evolution of the Indian monsoon. This landmark set of papers should underpin the next 25 years of Himalayan research.

La vida maravillosa

Burgess Shale y la naturaleza de la historia
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8498921325
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Este libro trata de contestar desde el punto de vista de la ciencia las preguntas de «qué significa nuestra vida, por qué estamos aquí y de dónde venimos», nos dice el autor. Su objeto central es la historia de la vida y su punto de partida los fósiles encontrados en 1909 en Burgess Shale: unos fósiles que databan de hace 530 millones de años, mostraban infinitas variedades biológicas y sobrepasaban, con mucho, a los dinosaurios en su potencial instructivo sobre la historia de la vida. A partir del estudio de estos fósiles, Stephen Jay Gould llegó a unas conclusiones que echaron por tierra la visión tradicional de la evolución como un proceso inevitable que, de lo más simple a lo más complejo, culminaba en el hombre. A las leyes de la naturaleza y de la historia, que explican la evolución de los seres vivos y la muestran como un progreso continuo, Gould añadió el azar y la contingencia, y revolucionó, con esta obra trascendental, las ideas admitidas sobre la historia de nuestra maravillosa vida.

Geología de España


Author: Sociedad Geológica de España
Publisher: IGME
ISBN: 9788478405466
Category: Geology
Page: 884
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Los dinosaurios de la Patagonia Argentina


Author: José F. Bonaparte
Publisher: Generico
ISBN: N.A
Category: Dinosaurs
Page: 46
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California Geology


Author: California. Division of Mines and Geology
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geology
Page: N.A
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Seismic and Sequence Stratigraphy and Integrated Stratigraphy

New Insights and Contributions
Author: Gemma Aiello
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9535136755
Category: Science
Page: 168
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This book contains six chapters dealing with the investigation of seismic and sequence stratigraphy and integrated stratigraphy, including the stratigraphic unconformities, in different geological settings and using several techniques and methods, including the seismostratigraphic and the sequence stratigraphic analysis, the field geological survey, the well log stratigraphic interpretation, and the lithologic and paleobotanical data. Book chapters are separated into two main sections: (i) seismic and sequence stratigraphy and (ii) integrated stratigraphy. There are three chapters in the first section, including the application of sequence and seismic stratigraphy to the fine-grained shales, to the fluvial facies and depositional environments, and to the Late Miocene geological structures offshore of Taiwan. In the second section, there are three chapters dealing with the integrated stratigraphic investigation of Jurassic deposits of the southern Siberian platform, with the stratigraphic unconformities, reviewing the related geological concepts and studying examples from Middle-Upper Paleozoic successions; and, finally, with the integrated stratigraphy of the Cenozoic deposits of the Andean foreland basin (northwestern Argentina).

Late Quaternary Stratigraphic Evolution of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Margin


Author: John B. Anderson,Richard H. Fillon
Publisher: Sepm Society for Sedimentary
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 311
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Late Quaternary stratigraphic evolution of the north Gulf of Mexico margin : a synthesis -- High-resolution stratigraphy of a sandy, ramp-type margin, Apalachicola, Florida -- Late Quaternary stratigraphic evolution of the Alabama-west Florida outher continental shelf -- late Quaternary geology of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico shelf : sedimentology, depositional history, and ancient analogs of a major shelf sand sheet of teh modern transgressive systems tract -- Sequence stratigraphy of a continental margin subjected to low-energy and low-sediment-supply environmental boundary conditions : late Pleistocene-Holocene deposition offshore Alabama -- Late Quaternary deposition and paleobathymetry at the shelf-slope transition, ancestral Mobile River delta complex, northeastern Gulf of Mexico -- Depositional architecture of the Lagniappe Delta : sediment characteristics, timing of depositional events, and temporal relations with adjacent shelf-edge deltas -- Foraminiferal biostratigraphy and paleoenvironments of the Pleistocene Lagniappe Delta and related section, northeastern Gulf of Mexico -- Late Quaternary stratigraphic evolution of the west Lousiana-east Texas continental shelf -- Late Quaternary Brazos and Colorado deltas, offshore Texas, their evolution and the factors that controlled their deposition -- Late Quaternary evolution of the wave-storm-dominated Central Texas Shelf -- Late Quaternary evolution of the Rio Grande Delta.

Manuel Gamio

una lucha sin final
Author: N.A
Publisher: UNAM
ISBN: 9789703210848
Category: Anthropologists
Page: 262
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Viaje de un naturalista alrededor del mundo (2 volúmenes)


Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Ediciones AKAL
ISBN: 9788446007074
Category: History
Page: 644
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Diario del viaje alrededor del mundo realizado por Charles Darwin, del que extrajo los conocimientos y pruebas que le permitieron fundamental su teoría de la evolución.

Historia natural antigua

los intercambios biológicos interamcericanos
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Paleontology
Page: 232
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Seriation, Stratigraphy, and Index Fossils

The Backbone of Archaeological Dating
Author: Michael J. O'Brien,R. Lee Lyman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 030647168X
Category: Social Science
Page: 253
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It is difficult for today's students of archaeology to imagine an era when chronometric dating methods were unavailable. However, even a casual perusal of the large body of literature that arose during the first half of the twentieth century reveals a battery of clever methods used to determine the relative ages of archaeological phenomena, often with considerable precision. Stratigraphic excavation is perhaps the best known of the various relative-dating methods used by prehistorians. Although there are several techniques of using artifacts from superposed strata to measure time, these are rarely if ever differentiated. Rather, common practice is to categorize them under the heading `stratigraphic excavation'. This text distinguishes among the several techniques and argues that stratigraphic excavation tends to result in discontinuous measures of time - a point little appreciated by modern archaeologists. Although not as well known as stratigraphic excavation, two other methods of relative dating have figured important in Americanist archaeology: seriation and the use of index fossils. The latter (like stratigraphic excavation) measures time discontinuously, while the former - in various guises - measures time continuously. Perhaps no other method used in archaeology is as misunderstood as seriation, and the authors provide detailed descriptions and examples of each of its three different techniques. Each method and technique of relative dating is placed in historical perspective, with particular focus on developments in North America, an approach that allows a more complete understanding of the methods described, both in terms of analytical technique and disciplinary history. This text will appeal to all archaeologists, from graduate students to seasoned professionals, who want to learn more about the backbone of archaeological dating.

Field Conference [and Guidebook].


Author: Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geology
Page: N.A
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Guide book to the geology of the Raton Basin, Colorado


Author: Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 148
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Sedimentology and Stratigraphy


Author: Gary Nichols
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118687779
Category: Science
Page: 432
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This fully revised and updated edition introduces the reader to sedimentology and stratigraphic principles, and provides tools for the interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rocks. The processes of formation, transport and deposition of sediment are considered and then applied to develop conceptual models for the full range of sedimentary environments, from deserts to deep seas and reefs to rivers. Different approaches to using stratigraphic principles to date and correlate strata are also considered, in order to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of sedimentology and stratigraphy. The text and figures are designed to be accessible to anyone completely new to the subject, and all of the illustrative material is provided in an accompanying CD-ROM. High-resolution versions of these images can also be downloaded from the companion website for this book at: www.wiley.com/go/nicholssedimentology.

Stratigraphy

principles and methods
Author: Robert M. Schoch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780442280215
Category: Science
Page: 375
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Carbonate Reservoirs

Porosity and Diagenesis in a Sequence Stratigraphic Framework
Author: Clyde H. Moore,William J. Wade
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0444538321
Category: Science
Page: 392
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The 2nd Edition of Carbonate Reservoirs aims to educate graduate students and industry professionals on the complexities of porosity evolution in carbonate reservoirs. In the intervening 12 years since the first edition, there have been numerous studies of value published that need to be recognized and incorporated in the topics discussed. A chapter on the impact of global tectonics and biological evolution on the carbonate system has been added to emphasize the effects of global earth processes and the changing nature of life on earth through Phanerozoic time on all aspects of the carbonate system. The centerpiece of this chapter—and easily the most important synthesis of carbonate concepts developed since the 2001 edition—is the discussion of the CATT hypothesis, an integrated global database bringing together stratigraphy, tectonics, global climate, oceanic geochemistry, carbonate platform characteristics, and biologic evolution in a common time framework. Another new chapter concerns naturally fractured carbonates, a subject of increasing importance, given recent technological developments in 3D seismic, reservoir modeling, and reservoir production techniques. Detailed porosity classifications schemes for easy comparison Overview of the carbonate sedimentologic system Case studies to blend theory and practice