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Earth Surface Processes, Landforms and Sediment Deposits

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  • Date Published: June 2008
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521857802

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  • Earth surface processes, landforms and sediment deposits are intimately related - involving erosion of rocks, generation of sediment, and transport and deposition of sediment through various Earth surface environments. These processes, and the landforms and deposits that they generate, have a fundamental bearing on engineering, environmental and public safety issues; on recovery of economic resources; and on our 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 from the intermediate undergraduate to beginning graduate level. The book is also accompanied by a website hosting illustrations and material on field and laboratory methods for measuring, describing and analyzing Earth surface processes, landforms and sediments.

    • Integrates the study of sedimentology and geomorphology in a unique and effective way
    • Provides a rigorous treatment assuming only modest background knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology
    • Covers environmental and economic applications
    • Supplemented by online material on field and laboratory methods
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    "...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. Overall, this advanced-level textbook is a must-have for sedimentologists..." - Geraint Owen, The Holocene

    "...a must-have book for the engineering geologist because it so completely covers the full spectrum of surficial geologic issues with which we contend on most projects. ... Indeed, Bridge and Demicco should be congratulated for taking such a large volume of work and condensing it down to only 815 pages. ... from this book alone, the reader can readily gain a sufficient understanding of the Earth’s surface processes and deposits to be conversant and productive in their work. I highly recommend this book as a desktop reference, even for those who already have those other books on each specific topic." - Eldon . Gath, Environmental & Engineering Geoscience

    "For readers who have tasted the study of the earth surface processes only within a physical geology monograph, this book is what they have hungered for...This detailed, comprehensive, well-organized book is richly supported with figures and illustrations...Highly Recommended. - CHOICE

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    • Date Published: June 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521857802
    • length: 832 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 203 x 44 mm
    • weight: 1.88kg
    • contains: 717 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Definitions, rationale and scope of the book
    2. Overview of the Earth
    Part II. Production of Sediment at the Earth's Surface:
    3. Weathering of rocks, production of terrigenous sediment, and soils
    4. Biogenic and chemogenic sediment production
    Part III. Fundamentals of Fluid Flow, Sediment Transport, Erosion and Deposition:
    5. Unidirectional turbulent water flow, sediment transport, erosion and deposition
    6. Air flow, sediment transport, erosion and deposition
    7. Multidirectional water flow, sediment transport, erosion and deposition
    8. Movement of sediment by gravity
    9. Generation and movement of volcaniclastic sediment
    10. Ice flow, sediment transport, erosion and deposition
    11. Biogenic and chemogenic depositional structures
    12. Post-depositional deformation of soft sediment
    Part IV. Environments of Erosion and Deposition:
    13. Rivers, alluvial plains and fans
    14. Lakes
    15. Coasts and shallow seas
    16. Arid environments
    17. Glacial and periglacial environments
    18. Deep seas and oceans
    Part V. Sediment into Rock: Diagenesis:
    19. Diagenesis
    Part VI. Long-term, Large-Scale Processes: Mountains and Sedimentary Basins:
    20. Tectonic, climatic and eustatic controls on long-term, large-scale erosion and deposition
    References
    Index.

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  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Coastal Geosciences
    • Coastal Processes and Marine Geology
    • Coastal Sedimentary Geology
    • Earth Surface Processes
    • General Geomorphology
    • Geology
    • Geomorphology
    • Geomorphology and Stratigraphy
    • Geomorphology or Depositional Environments
    • Introduction to Geomorphology
    • Introduction to Sedimentary Rocks
    • Landforms
    • Marine Geology
    • Physical Geography: Earth's Surface Landforms
    • Principles of Geomorphology
    • River Mechanics and Sediment Transport
    • River Processes and Sedimentation
    • Sedimentary Processes
    • Sedimentary Processes and Systems
    • Sedimentology
    • Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
    • Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology
    • Sedimentology, Surface of the Earth
    • Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
    • Sediments to Sequences
    • The Formation of Landscapes
    • Topics in Geomorphology
  • Authors

    John Bridge, State University of New York, Binghamton
    John Bridge was awarded a Ph.D. from St Andrews University, Scotland, in 1973. He now holds the position of Professor of Geological Sciences at the State University of New York at Binghamton where his research interests focus on fluvial sedimentology, turbulent water flow and sediment transport. Professor Bridge has served on the editorial boards of several sedimentology journals and he is also the author/editor of two other books.

    Robert Demicco, State University of New York, Binghamton
    Robert Demicco was awarded a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1973. He is now Professor of Geology at State University of New York at Binghamton where his research interests focus on carbonate sedimentology and applications of fuzzy logic to geology. Professor Demicco is the author/editor of two books on these topics.

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