Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins: From Turbulence to Tectonics, 2nd Edition
August 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
The author addresses the principles of the subject from the viewpoint of modern processes, emphasising a general science narrative approach in the main text, with quantitative background derived in enabling ‘cookie’ appendices. The book ends with an innovative chapter dealing with how sedimentology is currently informing a variety of cognate disciplines, from the timing and extent tectonic uplift to variations in palaeoclimate. Each chapter concludes with a detailed guide to key further reading leading to a large bibliography of over 2500 entries. The book is designed to reach an audience of senior undergraduate and graduate students and interested academic and industry professionals.
Chapter 1 Clastic sediment as chemical and physical breakdown products.
Chapter 2 Carbonate, siliceous, iron-rich and evaporite sediments.
Chapter 3 Sediment grain properties.
Part 2 Moving fluid.
Chapter 4 Fluid basics.
Chapter 5 Types of Fluid Motion.
Part 3 Transporting sediment.
Chapter 6 Sediment in fluid and fluid flow – general.
Chapter 7 Bedforms and sedimentary structures in flows and under waves.
Chapter 8 Sediment gravity flows and their deposits.
Chapter 9 Liquefaction, fluidisation and sliding sediment deformation.
Part 4 Major external controls on sedimentation and sedimentary environments.
Chapter 10 Major External Controls on Sedimentation.
Part 5 Continental Sedimentary Environments.
Chapter 11 Rivers.
Chapter 12 Subaerial fans: alluvial and colluvial.
Chapter 13Aeolian sediments in low-latitude deserts.
Chapter 14 Lakes.
Chapter 15 Ice.
Part 6 Marine Sedimentary Environments.
Chapter 16 Estuaries.
Chapter 17 River and fan deltas.
Chapter 18 Linear clastic shorelines.
Chapter 19 Shelves.
Chapter 20 Calcium carbonate-evaporite shorelines, shelves and basins.
Chapter 21 Deep ocean.
Part 7 Sedimentary Architecture of Sedimentary basins.
Chapter 22 Sediment in sedimentary basins: a user's guide.
Part 8 Topics: Sediment solutions to interdisciplinary problems.
Chapter 23 Sediments solve wider interdisciplinary problems.
“For them, I cannot recommend it too highly, this being a lifetime of scholarly endeavour encapsulated in one volume. It will, I am sure, be a standard reference for years to come.” (Geology Today, 1 May 2011)"The book is designed to reach an audience of senior undergraduate and graduate students and interested academic and industry professionals." (Solid Waste & Recycling, 8 March 2011)