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.
A unique, advanced textbook combining sedimentology and geomorphology in a comprehensive and integrated way.
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 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.
'... 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
'... 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
"...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