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Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes

Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes

David J. Nash (Editor), Sue J. McLaren (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-18245-4

Dec 2007, Wiley-Blackwell

488 pages

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$49.95

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This state-of-the-art volume reviews both past work and current research, with contributions from internationally recognized experts. The book is organized into fourteen chapters and designed to embrace the full range of terrestrial geochemical sediments.

  • An up-to-date and comprehensive survey of research in the field of geochemical sediments and landscapes
  • Discusses the main duricrusts, including calcrete, laterite and silcrete
  • Considers deposits precipitated in various springs, lakes, caves and near-coastal environments
  • Considers the range of techniques used in the analysis of geochemical sediments, representing a significant advance on previous texts

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1. Introduction: Geochemical Sediments in Landscapes (David J. Nash and Sue J. McLaren).

2. Calcrete (V. Paul Wright).

3. Laterite and ferricrete (Mike Widdowson).

4. Silcrete (David J. Nash and J. Stewart Ullyott).

5. Aeolianite (Sue J. McLaren).

6. Tufa and travertine (Heather A. Viles and Allan Pentecost).

7. Speleothems (Ian J. Fairchild, Anna Tooth, Andrea Borsato and Silvia Frisia).

8. Rock varnish (Ronald I. Dorn).

9. Lacustrine and palustrine geochemical sediments (Eric P. Verrecchia).

10. Terrestrial evaporites (Allan R. Chivas).

11. Beachrock and intertidal precipitates (Eberhard Gischler).

12. Nitrate deposits and surface efflorescences (Andrew S. Goudie and Elaine Heslop).

13. Analytical techniques for investigating terrestrial geochemical sediments (John McAlister & Bernie J. Smith).

14. Geochemical sediments and landscapes: general summary (Sue J. McLaren and David J. Nash).

"The editors of this book have composed an excellent, up-to-date overview of continental chemical deposits. ... This volume contributes substantially to a better understanding of several earth-surface processes. It is a book that many earth scientists interested in geomorphology, weathering, soils and continental paleoenviroments long have waited for." (Journal of Sedimentary Research, January 2009)

"I would highly recommend this text to both students and academicsI will certainly be adding it to my class reading lists." (Geographical Journal, 2009)


  • An up-to-date and comprehensive survey of research in the field of geochemical sediments and landscapes
  • Discusses the main duricrusts, including calcrete, laterite and silcrete
  • Considers deposits precipitated in various springs, lakes, caves and near-coastal environments
  • Considers the range of techniques used in the analysis of geochemical sediments, representing a significant advance on previous texts