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Sedimentary Basins

Evolution, Facies, and Sediment Budget

  • Quantitative approach of basin dynamics

  • Contains a lot of figures

  • Most figures are specifically designed for the book

  • Contains aspects that are not dealt with in other books (e.g. diagenesis, sediment budget)

  • Contains boxes with most important conclusions


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Types of Sedimentary Basins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Depositional Systems and Facies Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Gerhard Einsele
      Pages 19-93
    3. Gerhard Einsele
      Pages 166-181
    4. Gerhard Einsele
      Pages 182-248
    5. Gerhard Einsele
      Pages 249-290
    6. Gerhard Einsele
      Pages 291-384
  4. Subsidence, Flux Rates, and Sediment Budget

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Gerhard Einsele
      Pages 387-413
  5. Basin Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 541-541
    2. Gerhard Einsele
      Pages 543-643
  6. Diagenesis and Fluid Flow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 645-645
    2. Gerhard Einsele
      Pages 647-705
    3. Gerhard Einsele
      Pages 706-727

About this book


The modem geological sciences are characterized by extraordinarily rapid prog­ ress, as well as by the development and application of numerous new and refined methods, most of them handling an enormous amount of data available from all the continents and oceans. Given this state of affairs, it searns inevitable that rnany students and profes­ sionals tend to become experts in relatively narrow fields and thereby are in danger of losing a broad view of current knowledge. The abundance of new books and symposium volumes testifies to this trend toward specialization. However, many geologie processes are complex and result from the interaction of many, seemingly unrelated, individual factors. This signifies that we still need generalists who have the broad overview and are able to evaluate the great variety of factors and pro­ ces ses controlling a geologie system, such as a sedimentary basin. In addition, this also means that cooperation with other disciplines in the natural sciences and engi­ neering is increasingly important. Modem text books providing this broad overview of the earth sciences are rare.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geology and PalaeontologyUniversity of TuebingenTuebingenGermany

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