Leeder, Mike

Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins: From Turbulence to Tectonics

Leeder, Mike - Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins: From Turbulence to Tectonics, ebook


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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 modern processes. Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins is not an encyclopaedia, but attempts to stimulate interdisciplinary thought across the whole subject area and related disciplines. The book has been designed to meet the needs of earth and environmental science undergraduates.

Mike Leeder is currently at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich. Previously, he was at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds. Mike believes that the first step in sedimentological problem-solving comes from field observations, the second step comes from a grasp of basic physics or chemistry, and the third step comes from the application of simple mathematics.

  • The second edition of a well-established and very successful text.
  • A core course in all earth science degree programmes.
  • Features colour plates and boxed explanations of difficult derivations.

John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
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