This is the first book to investigate the structure, origin and evolution of carbonate mud-mounds. Mud-mounds are accumulations of biogenic carbonate sediment that are common in the geological record, and economically important as they host lead zinc mineralization and oil and gas. The book reviews, for the first time, the different mechanisms of mud-mound formation and examines in detail the major changes in mud-mound type and occurrence through geological time. The major part of the book contains case studies of mud-mounds from the Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic. The coverage is global and truly international, with 32 authors from 10 countries. <br><ul><br><li>The first volume to deal with the structure, formation and evolution of mud-mounds. <br><li>Copiously illustrated, with nine colour plates.</li></ul><br><p><b>If you are a member of the International Association of Sedimentologists, for purchasing details, please see: </b>http://www.iasnet.org/publications/details.asp?code=SP23
Introduction and Overviews
A review of the origin and evolution of carbonate
The rise and nature of carbonate mud-mounds: an introductory
The origin, biota and evolution of deep-water mud-mounds.
Shallow water stromatactis mud-mounds on a middle Ordovician
foreland basin platform, western Newfoundland.
Silurian microbial build-ups of the Canadian Arctic.
The environmental setting of Early Carboniferous mud-mounds.
Carbonate mud-mounds in the Fort Payne Formation (lower
Carboniferous), Cumberland Saddle region, Kentucky and Tennessee,
Late Dinantian (Brigantian) carbonate mud-mounds of the
Derbyshire carbonate platform.
Mud-mounds with reefal caps in the upper Muschelkalk (Triassic),
Initiation and development of small-scale sponge mud-mounds,
Late Jurassic, Southern Franconian Alb, Germany.
Albian carbonate mounds: comparative study in the context of
sea-level variations (Soba, northern Spain).
Nature and origin of late Cretaceous mud-mounds, North
Sedimentation, diagenesis and syntectonic erosion of Upper
Cretaceous rudist mounds in central Tunisia.
An Eocene biodetrital mud-mound from the southern Pyrenean
foreland basin, Spain: an ancient analogue for Florida Bay
Origin and growth of carbonate banks in south Florida.
Anatomy of a Recent biodetrital mud-mound, Florida Bay, USA.
Growth and burrow-transformation of carbonate banks: comparison
of modern skeletal banks of south Florida and Pennsylvanian
phylloid banks of south-eastern Kansas, USA.