Books about sedimentology
Sedimentary Environments: Processes, Facies and Stratigraphy
Since the publication of the second edition, the study of sedimentary environments and facies has seen many developments. There have been major advances in facies modelling, sequence stratigraphy and basin modelling. This dynamic stratigraphy lends a new element to the book; and the third edition should set a further benchmark and remain the textbook of choice for students in sedimentology.
Environmental Sedimentology
Environmental Sedimentology provides a comprehensive introduction to this rapidly expanding field which addresses the functioning and dynamics of contemporary sediment systems and how these systems respond to a range of both natural and anthropogenically-induced disturbance events. considers a range of sedimentary environments; mountain and upland, fluvial, lacustrine, arid, urban, deltaic and estuarine, temperate coastal, tropical coastal, and continental shelf aspects of sediment management and remediation are also considered as are the potential impacts of on-going and future climatic and environmental change Readership: advanced level undergraduates in earth science, environmental science and physical geography, and graduate students in the earth and environmental sciences with an interest in contemporary sediment systems
Physics of Sedimentology: Textbook and Reference
The theme of the book is providing sedimentologists, and in fact geologists in general, with a topical review of classical geological themes … . it is beyond doubt that students, researchers and professional geologists using geological concepts will benefit from better understanding the underlying physics. … The book is well written in an almost narrative style with a lot of personal flavor … . the book could be an excellent opportunity for bridging the gap between the pure physics and its application to geology." (Noël Vandenberghe, Geologica Belgica, Vol. 8 (1-2), 2005)
Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins: From Turbulence to Tectonics
This volume takes into account the advances in sedimentology since the first volume, as well as the change in emphasis in the way the subject is taught. The focus is holistic and process-based. Traditional areas of the subject such as sediment transport and sedimentary structures are not neglected, but the author links sedimentology throughout with climate, sea-level change, tectonics, and sedimentary basin architecture.
Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4th Edition)
A concise treatment of the fundamental principles of sedimentology and stratigraphy, featuring the important physical, chemical, biological and stratigraphic characteristics of sedimentary rocks. Emphasized are the ways in which the study of sedimentary rocks is used to interpret depositional environments, changes in ancient sea level, and other intriguing aspects of Earth history. Topics include the origin and transport of sedimentary materials; physical properties of sedimentary rocks; composition, classification and diagenesis of sedimentary rocks and principles of stratigraphy and basin analysis. For individuals interested in one text providing comprehensive coverage of both sedimentology and stratigraphy.
Practical Sedimentology
The new edition of this successful text is designed to provide an introduction to, and a concise review of principles and interpretations related to sedimentary process, environments, and deposits. The book emphasizes application over theory and features many summary tables and figures, as well as extensive and up-to-date references. The companion volume by the same authors, Analytical Sedimentology, provides cookbook recipes for common analytical procedures dealing with sediments, as well as an introduction to the principles and reference sources for procedures that generally would be performed by specialist consultants or commercial laboratories. Practical Sedimentology was designed as a supplemental text for students or a reference manual for practitioners, and it will be an essential reference for students in the geosciences and environmental sciences.
Marine Clastic Sedimentology: Concepts and Case Studies
Computerized Modeling of Sedimentary Systems
Computerized modeling is a powerful tool to describe the complex interrelations between measured data and the dynamics of sedimentary systems. Complex interaction of environmental factors with natural variations and increasing anthropogenic intervention is reflected in the sedimentary record at varying scales. The understanding of these processes gives way to the reconstruction of the past and is a key to the prediction of future trends. Especially in cases where observations are limited and/or expensive, computer simulations may substitute for the lack of data. State-of-the-art research work requires a thorough knowledge of processes at the interfaces between atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere, and is therefore an interdisciplinary approach.
Microbial Sediments
Microbes are of key importance in the production, deposition and diagenesis of sediments. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of microbial sediments. It contains authoritative and stimulating contributions by distinguished authors that cover the field and set the scene for future advances. It deals with mats and biofilms, biosedimentary precipitates, fabrics and diagenesis in a wide range of sedimentary environments, and it examines the development of microbial sediments through time. It is designed for postgraduate researchers and professional scientists who require up-to-date information on the influence of microorganisms on sedimentation.