The Geological Deformation of Sediments

  • Alex Maltman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xv
  2. Alex Maltman
    Pages 1-35
  3. Tavi Murray
    Pages 73-93
  4. John Collinson
    Pages 95-125
  5. Ole Martinsen
    Pages 127-165
  6. Dan Karig, Julie Morgan
    Pages 167-204
  7. Kevin Brown
    Pages 205-237
  8. Alex Maltman
    Pages 261-307
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 309-362

About this book


shallow processes and for the pursuit of more Sediments are now known to undergo deforma­ tion in a wide variety of geological circumstances. quantitative relationships. With these goals in The deforming processes can happen on a vast mind, workers are increasingly drawing on the scale and at all stages before the material be­ principles and methods of the well-established comes fully lithified. In fact, as exploration of the engineering discipline of soil mechanics. earth continues, the widespread extent and im­ All this is beginning to attract wider geological portance of sediment deformation is still being interest. Yet to the newcomer, because progress revealed, for example, below the oceans and has been rapid in recent years, the literature is beneath ice sheets. At the same time, it is still already formidable. The information is scattered, being realized just how varied are the resulting so even an expert on sediment deformation in a structures, and how strikingly similar they can be certain setting may be unaware of analogous to those produced by the deformation of deeply problems and successes in other environments. buried rocks. At the same time, although the same basic prin­ However, there are few precedents to guide the ciples apply in the various geological regimes, a geologist in interpreting structures that formed in subtly different terminology is evolving, which unlithified sediments, or in understanding the can make the subject boundaries hard to cross.


accretionary prism diagenesis environment fault formation sediment subglacial transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Alex Maltman
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Earth StudiesUniversity of WalesAberystwythUK

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