Sedimentary Basins

Evolution, Facies, and Sediment Budget

Authors: Einsele, Gerhard

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The modern geological sciences are characterized by extraordinarily rapid progress, as well as by the development and application of numerous new and refined methods,most of them handling an enormous amount of data available from all the continents and oceans. Given this state of affairs, it seams inevitable that many students and professionals tend to become experts in relatively narrow fields and there­ by are in danger of losing a broad view of current knowledge. The abun­ dance of new books and symposium volumes testifies to this trend toward specialization. However, many geologic processes are complex and result from the interaction of many, seemingly unrelated, individual factors. This signifies that we still need generalists who have the broad overview and are able to evaluate the great variety of factors and processes controlling a geologic system, such as a sedimentary basin. In addition, this also means that cooperation with other disciplines in the natural sciences and engi­ neering is increasingly important. Modern text books providing this broad overview of the earth sciences are rare. Some are written by several authors together to make sure that all topics are treated properly. When individual authors write a book, they run the risk of creating a text that is less balanced, because they cannot avoid indulging their own preferences for specific topics and field examples. However, this disadvantage can be compensated for by the fact that just one author can produce a more concise and uniform text and include ap­ propriate cross references.

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"The book is tightly written with a considerable wealth of data and a very extensive set of references. An excellent sourcebook and major resource for studies in sedimentology and stratigraphy. Undergraduate; graduate; faculty; professional." Choice

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Basin Classification and Depositional Environments (Overview)

    Einsele, Gerhard

    Pages 3-16

  • Continental Sediments

    Einsele, Gerhard

    Pages 19-93

  • Coastal and Shallow Sea Sediments (Including Carbonates)

    Einsele, Gerhard

    Pages 94-160

  • Sediments of Adjacent Seas and Estuaries

    Einsele, Gerhard

    Pages 161-176

  • Oceanic Sediments

    Einsele, Gerhard

    Pages 177-232

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sedimentary Basins
Book Subtitle
Evolution, Facies, and Sediment Budget
Authors
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-77055-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-77055-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 628
Number of Illustrations and Tables
264 b/w illustrations
Topics