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Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes. Edition No. 1. RGS-IBG Book Series

  • ID: 5225630
  • Book
  • December 2007
  • 488 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This state-of-the-art volume reviews both past work and current research, with contributions from internationally recognized experts. The book is organized into fourteen chapters and designed to embrace the full range of terrestrial geochemical sediments.
  • An up-to-date and comprehensive survey of research in the field of geochemical sediments and landscapes
  • Discusses the main duricrusts, including calcrete, laterite and silcrete
  • Considers deposits precipitated in various springs, lakes, caves and near-coastal environments
  • Considers the range of techniques used in the analysis of geochemical sediments, representing a significant advance on previous texts
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1. Introduction: Geochemical Sediments in Landscapes (David J. Nash and Sue J. McLaren).

2. Calcrete (V. Paul Wright).

3. Laterite and ferricrete (Mike Widdowson).

4. Silcrete (David J. Nash and J. Stewart Ullyott).

5. Aeolianite (Sue J. McLaren).

6. Tufa and travertine (Heather A. Viles and Allan Pentecost).

7. Speleothems (Ian J. Fairchild, Anna Tooth, Andrea Borsato and Silvia Frisia).

8. Rock varnish (Ronald I. Dorn).

9. Lacustrine and palustrine geochemical sediments (Eric P. Verrecchia).

10. Terrestrial evaporites (Allan R. Chivas).

11. Beachrock and intertidal precipitates (Eberhard Gischler).

12. Nitrate deposits and surface efflorescences (Andrew S. Goudie and Elaine Heslop).

13. Analytical techniques for investigating terrestrial geochemical sediments (John McAlister & Bernie J. Smith).

14. Geochemical sediments and landscapes: general summary (Sue J. McLaren and David J. Nash).

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David J. Nash University of Brighton.

Sue J. McLaren University of Leicester.
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