This book adds to a number of previous publications concerned with sedimentation in rift basins. It contains 19 individual papers together with a brief introduction to the volume, and is split into three main themes: (1) Volcanic, Tectonic and Hydrological Controls; (2) Fluvial and Alluvial Depositional Systems; and (3) Lacustrine, Spring and Wetland Depositional Systems.

The first section contains a variety of papers. The first three are concerned with large-scale, predominantly structural aspects of rift development. The next paper by Hinderer & Einsele on modelling sediment supply and accumulation in rift basins illustrates how much we still do not know...

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