This book focuses on aspects of fluid flow through muds and mudstones. It forms an informative text for researchers in many industrial sectors; from those modelling petroleum migration through sedimentary basins or investigating the disposal of radioactive and domestic wastes, to civil engineers hoping to predict slope failure for potential landslides.

The editors, Aplin, Fleet and Macquaker, provide a useful introduction to the volume. In addition to a definition of the subject matter and a discussion of the overall content, they suggest some notable directions for research on fine-grained sediments in the future.

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