In order to complete reviewing Sedimentation and Sediment Transport, I first had to prise the book away from several of my colleagues, proof indeed that this book is of great interest to Earth Scientists. The book sets out to address what the editors see as a stagnation of research in the fields of sedimentation and sediment transport over the last several decades, and provides a series of papers from a symposium held in Switzerland in September 2002 that brought together workers from across mathematics and the natural sciences.

The breadth of the text is impressive, from theoretical studies of...

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