The following reading materials are on 3-day, traditional reserve at Polk Library:

  1. Rowe, M.P., 1998, An Explanation of the Geology of Bermuda: Bermuda Government, Ministry of the Environment, 30 p. A general summary of the geology of Bermuda. Copy on reserve.

  2. Scoffin, T.P., 1987, An introduction to carbonate sediments and rocks: Chapman and Hall, New York, 274 p. Call number: QE 471.15.C3 S38 1987.

    P. 12-14, Chapter 12-15, p. 146-220. Carbonate Environments.

  3. James, N.P. and Choquette, P.W., 1990, Limestones: an introduction: p. 9-11.
    James, N.P. and Choquette, P.W., 1990, Limestones—The sea-floor diagenetic environment: p.  13-34.
    James, N.P. and Choquette, P.W., 1990, Limestones—The meteoric diagenetic environment, p. 35-73.

    These 3 chapters are stapled together in one folder and provide excellent summaries of how carbonate sediments are transformed into limestones beginning on the seafloor, with exposure to meteoric water (rain and groundwater), and during early burial.

  4. Walker, R.G. and James, N.P. (eds.), 1992, Facies Models: response to sea level change: Geological Association of Canada, 454 p. Call number: QE 651.F26 1992.

    Chapter 15, p. 277-301. Jones, B. and Desrouchers, A., Shallow platform carbonates.
    Chapter 17, p. 323-347. James, N.P. and Bourque, P.-A., Reefs and Mounds.

  5. Tucker, M.E., 2001, Sedimentary Petrology (third edition), Blackwell Science, Oxford, 262 p., Call number: QE 471.T827 2001.

    Chapter 4, Is a good summary of carbonate grains, mineralology, and diagenesis.

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