Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins: From Turbulence to Tectonics [NOOK Book]

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Sedimentology is a core discipline of earth and environmental sciences. It enquires the origins, transport and deposition of mineral sediment on the Earth's surface. The subject is a link between positive effects arising from the building of relief by tectonics and the negative action of denudation in drainage catchments and tectonic subsidence in sedimentary basins.. "The author addresses the principles of the subject, emphasising the advantages of a general science approach and the importance of understanding ...
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Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins: From Turbulence to Tectonics

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Overview

Sedimentology is a core discipline of earth and environmental sciences. It enquires the origins, transport and deposition of mineral sediment on the Earth's surface. The subject is a link between positive effects arising from the building of relief by tectonics and the negative action of denudation in drainage catchments and tectonic subsidence in sedimentary basins.. "The author addresses the principles of the subject, emphasising the advantages of a general science approach and the importance of understanding modern processes. The book has been designed to meet the needs of earth and environmental science undergraduates.
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“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)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444348361
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 1,345,381
  • File size: 32 MB
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Meet the Author

Mike Leeder is Professor Emeritus at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. A geologist by training, at the University of Durham, he has researched and taught sedimentology since 1969, beginning as a graduate student at the Sedimentological Research Laboratory, University of Reading under the legendary Perce Allen and as faculty member at the Universities of Leeds and East Anglia. He is particularly interested in sedimentological fluid dynamics, basin analysis and the links between sedimentary processes and climate change.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. 1 Introduction
1 Sedimentology in the earth sciences 3
Pt. 2 Origin and Types of Sediment Grains
2 Water-rock interactions: chemical and physical breakdown of catchment bedrock to soil and clastic sediment grains 15
3 The inorganic and organic precipitation of sediment: chemical, biochemical and biological 43
Pt. 3 User's Guide to Sedimentological Fluid Dynamics
4 Back to basics: fluid flow in general 77
5 Flow in the real world: laminar and turbulent behaviour 101
6 Sediment grains in fluids: settling, transport and feedback 123
Pt. 4 Sediment Transport and Sedimentary Structures
7 Bedforms and structures formed by unidirectional water flows over granular sediment 145
8 Bedforms and structures formed by atmospheric flows 161
9 Oscillatory water waves, combined flows and tides: their bedforms and structures 176
10 Bedforms and cohesive sediment transport and erosion 194
11 Sediment gravity flows and their deposits 201
12 Liquefaction, liquefaction, liquefaction structures and other 'soft' sediment deformation structures 226
Pt. 5 External Controls on Sediment Derivation, Transport and Deposition
13 Climate and sedimentary processes 237
14 Changing sea level and sedimentary sequences 258
15 Tectonics, denudation rates and sediment yields 267
Pt. 6 Sediment Deposition, Environments and Facies in Continental Environments
16 Aeolian sediments in low-latitude deserts 295
17 Rivers 307
18 Alluvial fans and fan deltas 330
19 Lakes 340
20 Ice 357
Pt. 7 Sediment Deposition, Environments and Facies in Marine Environments
21 Estuaries 371
22 River deltas 383
23 'Linear' clastic shorelines 398
24 Carbonate-evaporite shorelines, shelves and basins 414
25 Shelves 444
26 Oceanic processes and sediments 465
Pt. 8 Sedimentology in Sedimentary Basins
27 Tectonic subsidence and deposition 497
28 Sedimentology in sedimentary basins: a user's guide 507
References 531
Index 581
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