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Author Pentecost, Allan.

Title Travertine / Allan Pentecost
Published Berlin : Springer, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 445 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction -- 2. Origins of the components -- 3. travertine fabric -- 4. Morphology and facies -- 5. Limestone solution, groundwater and spring emergence -- 6. Chemical composition of source waters -- 7. Mineralogy and elemental composition -- 8. Stable isotopes -- 9. Organisms associated with travertine -- 10. Deposition processes -- 11. Travertine dating -- 12. Palaeobiology and biostratigraphy of quaternary travertines -- 13. Climate, man and travertine -- 14. Travertines and their fossils : Archaean to Pliocene -- 15. Related sediments and industrial deposits -- 16. Extraterrestrial travertine
Summary "This is the first book entirely devoted to travertine, a material in use for over 4000 years. The single-author work is a valuable reference source for travertine, covering all aspects of travertine origins, formation, composition, flora and fauna, occurrence and utilisation, as well as covering allied continental carbonates such as lake marls, calcretes and beachrocks. The content will be of interest to carbonate sedimentologists, hydrobiologists, palaeoclimatologists, physical geographers, water treatment engineers, astrobiologists, architects and sculptors."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references pages 344-384 and index
Subject Travertine.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005926090
ISBN 1280283998
1402035233 (acid-free paper)
140203606X (electronic bk.)
9781402035234 (acid-free paper)
9781402036064 (electronic bk.)