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Earth surface processes, landforms and sediment deposits

Author: J S Bridge; Robert V Demicco
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together the disciplines of sedimentology and geomorphology, this textbook explains Earth surface processes, landforms and sediment deposits in a comprehensive and integrated way. It is  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J S Bridge; Robert V Demicco
ISBN: 9780521857802 0521857805
OCLC Number: 427529521
Description: xiii, 815 p. : il. (algunas color), mapas
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; References; Index.
Responsibility: John Bridge and Robert Demicco.

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