The Geology of Stratigraphic Sequences

Authors: Miall, Andrew

  • Situates sequences within the broader context of geological processes so that geoscientists are better equipped to extract the maximum information from the record of sequences in a given basin or region
  • Essential reading for professional geologists involved in coal, gas and petroleum geology as well as hydrology
  • Stresses a deductive approach to geology placing the evidence before the model, making this a must read for all students of geology
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About this Textbook

It has been more than a decade since the appearance of the First Edition of this book. Much progress has been made, but some controversies remain. The original ideas of Sloss and of Vail (building on the early work of Blackwelder, Grabau, Ulrich, Levorsen and others) that the stratigraphic record could be subdivided into sequences, and that these sequences store essential information about basin-forming and subsidence processes, remains as powerful an idea as when it was first formulated. The definition and mapping of sequences has become a standard part of the basin analysis process. The main purpose of this book remains the same as it was for the first edition, that is, to situate sequences within the broader context of geological processes, and to answer the question: why do sequences form? Geoscientists might thereby be better equipped to extract the maximum information from the record of sequences in a given basin or region. Tectonic, climatic and other mechanisms are the generating mechanisms for sequences ranging over a wide range of times scales, from hundreds of millions of years to the high-frequency sequences formed by cyclic processes lasting a few tens of thousands of years

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“In this new edition … Miall (Univ. of Toronto) examines in detail the results of Vail and his followers, showing where he agrees with those results and where he feels that the Vail/Exxon model has gone too far in extrapolating from these results. … A must-read book for those actively involved in stratigraphy. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and above.” (C. W. Dimmick, Choice, Vol. 48 (5), January, 2011)

“The considerably expanded and updated second edition of this book is subdivided into four parts … . These four parts contain 15 chapters altogether. … the book is a most welcome update and overview of the rapidly developing field of sequence stratigraphy. All students and professional geologists working in basin analysis will certainly like to have it available in their private libraries. Considering the relatively low price, I can therefore wholeheartedly recommend it.” (T. J. A. Reijers, The Sedimentary Record, January, 2011)


“Ein hervorragendes Werk zur Einführung in und zur Übersicht zu diesem hochaktuellen Lehrgebiet. Arbeitsmethodiken sind dezidiert erläutert, die wichtigsten Typen von Zyklizitäten ausführlich dargestellt und Bildungsparameter diskutiert. Für Stratigraphen und Sedimentologen sowie weitere interessierte Geowissenschaftler ein explizit empfehlenswertes Buch!”
Besonders hervozuheben: “Hervorhebenswert sind die vielen Verknüfungen [sic] von Erscheinungen und deren Ursachen sowie die disziplinär weit übergreifenden methodischen Ansätze.” (Prof. Dr. Olaf Elicki, Geological Institute, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Historical and Methodological Background

    Miall, Andrew D.

    Pages 3-45

  • The Basic Sequence Model

    Miall, Andrew D.

    Pages 47-76

  • Other Methods for the Stratigraphic Analysis of Cycles of Base-Level Change

    Miall, Andrew D.

    Pages 77-99

  • The Major Types of Stratigraphic Cycle

    Miall, Andrew D.

    Pages 103-118

  • Cycles with Episodicities of Tens to Hundreds of Millions of Years

    Miall, Andrew D.

    Pages 119-142

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Geology of Stratigraphic Sequences
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-05027-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-05027-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-05026-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42306-2
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 522
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