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  • Foreland Basinsby P. A. Allen; P. Homewood

    Wiley 2009; US$ 75.00

    Firstly, this represents a collection of case-studies covering a wide range of basin types and tectonic and stratigraphic settings. Secondly, it highlights specific themes such as the history of subsidence and its relation to orogenesis, and the stratigraphic architecture of the basin fill. more...

  • Carbonate Platformsby M. E. Tucker

    Wiley 2009; US$ 85.00

    A collection of 11 papers on Carbonate Sedimentology which discusses case histories from Europe and the Middle East. Each case history comprises a description and interpretation of carbonate facies, their sequences and tectonic controls. more...

  • Calcretes (Reprint Series Volume 2 of the IAS)by V. P. Wright; M. E. Tucker

    Wiley 2009; US$ 75.00

    Calcretes are an important component of many ancient fluvial, lacustrine and shallow-marine carbonate sequences, and they are widely developed in many parts of the world at the present time. Calcretes are useful to the earth scientist involved in reconstructing ancient environments, palaeoclimates and palaeographics, and they may also reveal details... more...

  • Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basinsby Mike R. Leeder

    Wiley 2009; US$ 119.95

    Sedimentology is a core discipline of earth and environmental sciences. It enquires the origins, transport and deposition of mineral sediment on the Earth's surface. The subject is a link between positive effects arising from the building of relief by tectonics and the negative action of denudation in drainage catchments and tectonic subsidence in... more...

  • Fluvial Sedimentology VII (Special Publication 35 of the IAS)by Susan Marriott; Michael Blum; Suzanne Leclair

    Wiley 2009; US$ 189.95

    "The volume is...well-prepared and edited, and contains some excellent papers." Journal of Sedimentary Research, June 2005 <!--end--> "The editors have maintained high standards with the papers in this collection and the production is up to the usual high quality . . . with clear layout and high resolution diagrams and photographs." ... more...

  • Sandstone Diagenesisby Stuart Burley; Richard Worden

    Wiley 2009; US$ 194.95

    Justine Burley is Simon Fellow in the Department of Government, University of Manchester and Lecturer in Politics at Exeter College, Oxford. She is editor of The Genetic Revolution and Human Rights (1998), the Oxford Amnesty Lectures for 1998 , which she co-organized. John Harris is Sir David Alliance Professor of Bioethics at the University... more...

  • Community-based Natural Resource Managementby Ajit Menon; Praveen Singh; Esha Shah; Sharachchandra Lele; Suhas Paranjape

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 34.95

    Non-governmental organisations today, as part of civil society, have come to play a prominent role in South Asia in the context of community-based natural resource management (CBNRM). This book examines the theory and practice of NGO-driven CBNRM within the framework of emerging critiques of dominant discourses of development, the micro-politics of... more...

  • Low-Grade Metamorphismby M. Frey; Douglas Robinson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 191.95

    Low-Grade Metamorphism explores processes and transformations in rocks during the early stages of metamorphic recrystallization. There has been little analysis and documentation of this widespread phenomenon, especially of the substantial and exciting advances that have taken place in the subject over the last decade. This book rectifies that shortfall,... more...

  • Carbonate Sedimentologyby Maurice E. Tucker; V. Paul Wright

    Wiley 2009; US$ 165.00

    Carbonate rocks (limestones and dolomites) constitute a major part of the geological column and contain not only 60% of the world's known hydrocarbons but also host extensive mineral deposits. This book represents the first major review of carbonate sedimentology since the mid 1970's. It is aimed at the advanced undergraduate - postgraduate level and... more...

  • Sedimentary Facies Analysisby A. Guy Plint

    Wiley 2009; US$ 150.00

    This book celebrates the professional career of Harold Reading, who has played a leading role in the development of the IAS, and has been at the roots of the development of 'facies sedimentology' as an art in itself and as a major tool in the broader field of geology. This special collection of original research papers from Harold Reading's students... more...