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Completely revised new edition, in colour for the first time, of an established undergraduate textbook in elementary sedimentology.
The study of sedimentary structures Bedding Fluids, flows and sediment Erosional structures Depositional structures in muds, mudstones and shales Depositional structures of sands and sandstones Depositional structures in gravels, conglomerates and breccias Depositional structures of chemical and biological origin Structures due to deformation and disturbance Assemblages of structures and environmental interpretation Appendix 1 Directional data: Collection, display, analysis and interpretation Appendix 2 Sampling and preserving unconsolidated sediments Appendix 3 Methods for studying present-day environments
John Collinson, formerly Professor of Sedimentology at the University of Bergen, Norway, and until recently ran his own geological consultancy. Nigel Mountney is Professor of Sedimentology in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds where he is the Director of the Fluvial & Eolian Research Group; additionally, he is a former Chief Editor of Sedimentology, a leading academic journal.