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Author Bridge, J. S.

Title Earth surface processes, landforms and sediment deposits / John Bridge and Robert Demicco.

Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.

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 UniM ERC Open High Use  551.3 BRID  TWO HOUR LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 815 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [742]-794) and index.
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.
Summary "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 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Demicco, Robert V.
Subject Sedimentation and deposition.
Earth -- Surface.
ISBN 9780521857802 (hbk.)
0521857805 (hbk.)