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Mud and Mudstones

Introduction and Overview

  • Paul E. Potter
  • J. Barry Maynard
  • Pedro J. Depetris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pages 1-6
  3. Pages 55-74
  4. Pages 127-155
  5. Pages 157-174
  6. Pages 175-223
  7. Pages 225-244
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 245-297

About this book

Introduction

Mud and mudstone, the most abundant of all sediments and sedimentary rocks, are relevant to many different human activities and disciplines and thus have a widely scattered literature. Our book provides the first elementary overview of mud and mudstone written for a broad spectrum of professionals, teachers and students in geology, petroleum geology and engineering, urban planning and development, paleontology and paleoecology, and architecture and archaeology. Mud and mudstone provide the foundations to master all their aspects and prepares you to dig deeply into the many fascinating questions of their origin, relationships to earth history and practical uses. Key topics include the production of mud, its transport, the important role of bottom oxygen, sites of deposition, burial, provenance, mudstones in basins and an overview of practical uses followed by an appendix and extended glossary.

Keywords

Burial and Basins Marine Geology Paleoecology Petroleum Geology Sediment Transport sedimentary rock silt

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul E. Potter
    • 1
  • J. Barry Maynard
    • 1
  • Pedro J. Depetris
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Centro de Investigaciones Geoquímicas y de Procesos de la Superficie (CIGeS)FCEFyN, Universidad Nacional de CórdobaCórdobaArgentina

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