815 pages, b&w illus
Earth surface processes, landforms and sediment deposits are intimately related. They involve a chain of events from generation of sediment in the source area to erosion and transport through the drainage network, and subsequent deposition. These processes, and the deposits and landforms that they generate, have a fundamental bearing on engineering, environmental and public safety issues, on recovery of economic resources, and our general understanding of Earth history.
This unique textbook brings together the traditional disciplines of sedimentology and geomorphology to explain Earth surface processes, landforms and sediment deposits in a comprehensive and integrated way. It is the ideal resource for a two-semester course in sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomorphology, and Earth surface processes at the advanced undergraduate- and beginning graduate-level. The book is also accompanied by a website hosting material on field and laboratory methods for measuring, describing and analyzing Earth surface processes, landforms and sediments.
'... very accessible and well organised ... a suitable candidate for undergraduate courses in Earth Science and associated disciplines, and the detail found in some sections will benefit graduate-level students and professionals.' Progress in Physical Geography '... an excellent book ...' The Geographical Journal '... the writing is authoritative, up-to-date references enable the reader to access source material with ease, the diagrams are excellent, the scope is novel and illuminating, the content is wide-ranging, and there is an invigorating focus on processes as the key to understanding ... this ... advanced-level textbook is a must-have for sedimentologists, Holocene or otherwise ...' The Holocene
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