Perspectives in Carbonate Geology: A Tribute to the Career of Robert Nathan Ginsburg

Perspectives in Carbonate Geology: A Tribute to the Career of Robert Nathan Ginsburg

Editor(s): Peter K. Swart, Gregor P. Eberli, Judith A. McKenzie, Ian Jarvis, Tom Stevens

Published Online: 10 APR 2012 03:19AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405193801

Online ISBN: 9781444312065

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312065

About this Book

This special publication Perspectives in Carbonate Geology is a collection of papers most of which were presented at a symposium to honor the 80th birthday of Bob Ginsburg at the meeting of Geological Society of America in Salt Lake City in 2005. The majority of the papers in this publication are connected with the study of modern carbonate sediments. Bob Ginsburg pioneered the concept of comparative sedimentology - that is using the modern to compare to and relate to and understand the ancient. These studies are concerned with Bob's areas of passion: coral reefs and sea-level; submarine cementation and formation of beach rock; surface sediments on Great Bahama Bank and other platforms; origin of ooids; coastal sediments; formation of stromatolites; impact of storms on sediments; and the formation of dolomite. The remainder of the papers apply the study of modern environments and sedimentary processes to ancient sediments.


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    2. A Re-Evaluation of Facies on Great Bahama Bank I: New Facies Maps of Western Great Bahama Bank (pages 29–46)

      John J.G. Reijmer, Peter K. Swart, Thorsten Bauch, Robert Otto, Lars Reuning, Sven Roth and Susanne Zechel

    3. Karst Sub-Basins and Their Relationship to the Transport of Tertiary Siliciclastic Sediments on the Florida Platform (pages 179–197)

      Albert C. Hine, Beau C. Suthard, Stanley D. Locker, Kevin J. Cunningham, David S. Duncan, Mark Evans and Robert A. Morton

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