Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis

ISBN-10: 3540657908
ISBN-13: 9783540657903
Edition: 3rd 2000
Authors: Andrew D. Miall
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Book details

List price: $209.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 10/20/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 616
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

This book incorporates developments in chronostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and sedimentation and tectonics that have taken place during the last decade. In particular, the wealth of case studies that have appeared since the late 1980s, focusing on sequence architecture and the relationships between sedimentation and tectonics, have required a virtually complete rewriting of Chapters 6 to 9. The global-eustasy model that was popular as a mechanism for sequence generation at the time of writing of the earlier editions of this book has been downplayed in this edition in the face of abundant new evidence pointing to the importance of tectonism as a process that may generate sequences over a wide range of temporal and physical scales. Amongst other additions, this edition contains new sections describing such topics as basin inversion and basement control of sedimentary basin development, and a range of new case studies of the plate tectonics of sedimentary basins.

Preface
Acknowledgements
The stratigraphy and sedimentology of sedimentary basins: Introduction
The Stratigraphic-Sedimentologic Data Base
Stratigraphic Correlation
Facies Analysis
Basin Mapping Methods
Global controls of sedimentary basin development: Sequence Stratigraphy
Tectonism and Sedimentation: Principles and Models
Regional and Global Stratigraphic Cycles
Sedimentation and Plate Tectonics
Conclusions
Author Index
Subject Index

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