Thursday, April 30, 2009

Book recommendation: Microfacies of Carbonate Rocks

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A while ago I recommended "Carbonate Sedimentology" by M. Tucker for all those interested in carbonate rocks. I would like to add another wonderful work on carbonate sedimentology. While "Carbonate Sedimentology" by Tucker is more focused on the macroscopic aspects of carbonate sediments Erik Fl├╝gel has written an all-encompassing work on any kind of carbonate microfacies. His probably well known book titled "Microfacies of Carbonate Rocks" is filled with more than 900 pages of very well researched knowledge combined with many useful microfotographs of many different kinds of carbonates under the microscope. Nineteen chapters will guide you from the introduction to carbonates through any aspect you may imagine. Methods and microfacies data are explained, diagenesis, porosity and classification discussed, the biological origin is highlighted and fossils in thin sections examplefied. Microfacies types are explained, you will learn how to interpret palaeoenvironment, depositional models and read about basin analysis. Also contrains and processes are reflected upon before a discussion of reservoir and host rocks of economic commodities. Last but not least even a link to archaeology is presented followed by an enormous list of references that is even expanded upon in the accompanying CD. Quite a good book - I just wish I had the time to actually read it for real!


Cover of the last edition (2004) of Microfacies of Carbonate Rocks

5 comments :

neuwendao said...

yes, it has been translated into Chinese. Great book!

Lost Geologist said...

That's cool! I didn't know there exist translations into other languages.

Laura said...

I stumbled across this book yesterday whilst trying to identify a rock! Parts of it are available on Google Library.

Lost Geologist said...

Laura, please excuse the delay in moderation of your comment. I didn't notice it until today. :)

plyin said...

I have gained the English edition of this book.And the Chinese edition was translated mainly by Yongsheng Ma, one of the founders of Puguang gas field, a world-class gas field in Eastern Sichuan Basin, SW China.