In the preface to this interesting book the authors note that their aims are to provide answers to eight sequential questions:

How are mud and silt produced?

How are they transported and deposited?

What is the role of oxygen at the site of deposition?

What is known about mud in modern environments?

What are the controlling processes and changes that occur with burial?

How do we determine the provenance of mud and mudstone?

How do we study ancient mudstone-rich basins?

What are the practical aspects of muds and mudstones?

To my mind these questions are important and this book will...

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