Springer Geology

Fluvial Depositional Systems

Authors: Miall, Andrew D.

  • Applies modern sequence-stratigraphic methods and concepts to the nonmarine environment
  • Demonstrates and explains integrated stratigraphic-sedimentologic methods for analysis and interpretation
  • Discusses the information regarding basin-scale tectonic, climatic, eustatic and paleogeographic history that may be derived from the study of the ancient fluvial record
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About this book

This book is intended to complement the author's 1996 book "The geology of fluvial deposits", not to replace it.

The book summarizes methods of mapping and interpretation of fluvial depositional systems, with a detailed treatment of the tectonic, climatic and eustatic controls on fluvial depositional processes. It focuses on the preserved, ancient depositional record and emphasizes large-scale (basin-scale) depositional processes. Tectonic and climatic controls of fluvial sedimentation and the effects of base-level change on sequence architecture are discussed. Profusely illustrated and with an extensive reference to the recent literature, this book will be welcomed by the student and professional geologist alike.

About the authors

Andrew Miall was born in Brighton, England, and was educated there, obtaining a B.Sc. degree at the University of London in 1965. He then emigrated to Canada, and completed his Ph. D. at the University of Ottawa in 1969. He worked in and around the petroleum industry in Calgary for the next 10 years, including a 7-year term as a Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada, working on regional basin studies in the Canadian Arctic Islands. While in Calgary he conceived and chaired the First International Symposium on Fluvial Sedimentology in 1977, an event that is now held every 4 years. Andrew Miall moved to the University of Toronto in 1979, where he has been Professor of Geology.  His research in the areas of fluvial sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy is widely used, and he has published several books on these topics. The 2nd edition of his book “The Geology of Stratigraphic Sequences” was published by Springer in 2010. In the same year he was selected by the federal Environment Minister, the Honorable James Prentice, to serve on a committee of six Canadian scientists enjoined with the task of improving environmental oversight and management of the Canadian oil sands.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This work, part of the ‘Springer Geology’ series, can be best described as a book-length professional journal article. The intended audience is people who are already familiar with fluvial depositional systems. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals.” (C. W. Dimmick, Choice, Vol. 51 (8), April, 2014)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Nature and Purpose of This Book

    Miall, Andrew

    Pages 1-8

  • The Facies and Architecture of Fluvial Systems

    Miall, Andrew

    Pages 9-68

  • Autogenic Processes: Avulsion and Architecture

    Miall, Andrew

    Pages 69-119

  • Basin Mapping Methods

    Miall, Andrew

    Pages 121-170

  • Allogenic Sedimentary Controls

    Miall, Andrew

    Pages 171-215

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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37633-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fluvial Depositional Systems
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00666-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00666-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00665-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37633-2
Series ISSN
2197-9545
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 316
Number of Illustrations and Tables
127 b/w illustrations, 105 illustrations in colour
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