Full Title: Sedimentary Provenance and Petrogenesis: Perspectives from Petrography and Geochemistry
Editors: José Arribas, Mark J. Johnsson, and Salvatore Critelli
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This book offers a wide spectrum of papers concerning applications of sedimentary provenance tools to specific field studies. Papers are grouped by region, with an overwhelming European flavor, focusing on Italian areas, on the Iberian Peninsula, and on Transdanubian regions. Readers are transported from India to Mexico across the Indian Ocean, New Zealand, and Pacific Ocean. At the end, two papers use a great variety of study areas to illustrate the utility of apatite in provenance studies and a model of the system controlling sand composition. Along this journey, the readers will find incredibly diverse topics, such as the use of gypsarenites in Messinian salinity crisis to provenance shifts in Neolithic settlements; from carbonate particles to apatite geochemistry; from weathering in uplands to deep sea sedimentation. The common aim of all these papers is to shed light on our knowledge of the past from the sedimentary remains.