Buy Depositional Sedimentary Environments: With Reference to Terrigenous Clastics (Springer Study Edition) by H.-E. Reineck (Author), I.B. Singh (Author). Reineck and Singh () attributed these sedimentary structures to near shore barrier-associated tidal environments. Moore () attributed these facies to. DepositionalSedimenlary Environments is a text-book Drs. Reineck and Singh describethe micro-features Reineck draws freely from his

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Depositional Sedimentary environments, with reference to terrigenous clastics. Stratigraphy, depositional environments, and sedimentary tectonics of the western margin, cretaceous Western Interior Seaway.

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Sedimentary facies and depositional environments of early Mesozoic Newark Supergroup basins, eastern North America. Sedimentary environments and facies. Sedimentary processes and depositional environments in glaciated fjord systems — Evidence from Nordfjord, Norway.

Springer, New York, N. During the last quarter-century the volume of studies dealing with recent depositional environments has become quite unwieldy, presenting a serious problem to those who wish to apply the information in the interpretation of ancient sediments. The authors of Depositional Sedimentary Environments have set themselves the task to remedy this by writing a synthesis specifically designed for use in the study of ancient deposits.

Such a task must be deemed m o n u m e n t a l in view of the volume and scatter of the basic literature and the authors have succeeded remarkably well in bringing together some of the most relevant parts of the information.

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The first part, comprising about one third of the book, deals in great detail with depositional structures, their origin and their use as environmental indicators. This is the principal research field of the first author and not unexpectedly this portion is a rich source of information hitherto very difficult of access.

The format is somewhere halfway between a glossary and a monograph, which reduces the ease of reading a little and sometimes leaves one wishing for more, but on the whole this portion is a real addition to our resources. The remaining two thirds deal with recent sedimentary environments with only occasional attention to applications to ancient deposits.


The compilation has been accomplished with the aid of a classification scheme t h a t is in essence geomorphic and deals in sequence with land environments glacial, desert, lake, rivermarginal marine deltas, lagoons, coastsopen shallow marine, and deep sea.

This reviewer argued years ago t h a t the relations between terrestrial and marine environments in a single tectonic and climatic setting are closer than those between all land or all marine environments. The results of the scheme used here do not convince me otherwise and I f o u n d it difficult to keep track of relationships that transcend the classification. As in the first part, the material presented is rich and the coverage comprehensive so t h a t the book is important as a source and as an introduction to the literature.

The treatment again very strongly emphasizes depositional structures; such aspects as provenance and regional dispersal patterns, geochemical p h e n o m e n a and biological factors are barely touched upon.

It is also weak on discussion of sedimentary dynamics and sedimentation processes; the literature quoted is incomplete and n o t really up to date and the t r e a t m e n t shallow. As a result, use of the t e x t as an introduction into applications to ancient sediment interpretation must rely almost wholly on descriptive parameters and reasoning by analogy, giving the book a somewhat dated outlook. It would also have gained a great deal from some detailed case histories of applications.

The portion on deep-sea environments is perhaps the weakest and does not truly reflect the large bloom of studies of the last decade. One of the more valuable contributions is the bibliography.

It is impossible to compile today a comprehensive listing of even all important papers; the selective bibliography at the end is a very satisfactory introduction in the vast and often rather obscure literature. This reviewer finds it somewhat difficult to recognize the audience for which this book has been written.

It is far too detailed and extensive for beginning geologists, yet the treatment is often as elementary as that of a beginning geology text. environmwnts


It is extremely valuable as a source book in sedimentary structures, but lacks on the other hand the review of other aspects of sedimentation t h a t would make it a major synthesis in the study of sedimentation. The production is, as we are accustomed from this publisher, excellent; it is well and beautifully illustrated and virtually free of typographic errors.

The English, on the other hand, is not free from liguistic flaws which frequently irritate and sometimes make understanding difficult.

Even while realizing that the authors were writing in a language not their own, it is not unreasonable to expect that they would have been given some assistance. The price is, as usual with this publisher, rather exorbitant and will sharply reduce the number of private owners.

I cannot resist to add that the List of Contents reinecj the most impressive I have ever seen; it covers eight pages and contains no less than about section headings or approximately one per page of text. Frank Press deppsitional R a y m o n d Siever. Freeman, London,pp.

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This book, the authors maintain, was written for beginning students with no previous college science and who may not necessarily intend to specialize in geology–it fits this role uniquely well.

The reader is continually drawn back to this unifying concept and shown n o t only how previously isolated geological, geophysical and geochemical data fit into the global pattern but how the pattern itself has stimulated and motivated research. The writing is clear and unpretentious and so conveys the enthusiasm of the authors for their subject that the reader is stimulated to read on and enquire further and not just use the book as a reference text.

With American authors and publishers, the.

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