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Atlas of Quartz Sand Surface Textures

Atlas of Quartz Sand Surface Textures


Part of Cambridge Earth Science Series

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521169141

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  • This book was first published in 1973. Its authors, David Krinsley and John Doornkamp, have here compiled a comprehensive catalogue of the many presences and absences found within the characteristics of different types of quartz grain sand. Their study was originally designed to fill those gaps which existed in the field of quartz grain surface texture research at the time. The focal point of Krinsley and Doornkamp's work is found in its numerous micrographs, selected specifically for their ability to demonstrate the many variations in the surface textures of quartz grain sand. Although much progress has been made in this field since the book's publication, it will still be of great interest to all researchers with an interest in this topic. The four-page bibliography provided by the authors also makes this book a useful reference point for all scholars wishing to explore the history and development of this fascinating discipline.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521169141
    • length: 102 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5 mm
    • weight: 0.2kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Review of previous applications
    2. The scanning electron microscope
    3. Preparation of samples
    4. The interpretation of quartz grain surface features
    5. Experimental investigations
    Summary index table
    Part II. Micrographs:
    7. Source materials
    8. Diagenesis
    9. Glacial environments
    10. Loess
    11. Subaqueous environments
    12. Glacial subaqueous environments combined
    13. Aeolian environments
    14. High-energy chemical environments
    15. Experimental investigations.

  • Authors

    David H. Krinsley, Queens College, City University of New York

    John C. Doornkamp, University of Nottingham

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