The Sedimentary Basins of the United States and Canada - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780444638953

The Sedimentary Basins of the United States and Canada

2nd Edition

Editors: Andrew Miall
Paperback ISBN: 9780444638953
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st March 2019
Page Count: 635
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The Sedimentary Basins of the United States and Canada, Second Edition focuses on the large, regional sedimentary accumulations in Canada and the United States. Each chapter provides a succinct summary of the tectonic setting and structural and paleogeographic evolution of the basin it covers, with details on structure and stratigraphy.

The Sedimentary Basins of the United States and Canada, Second Edition features four new chapters, covering sedimentary basins of Alaska and the Canadian Arctic. In addition to sedimentary geologists, this updated reference is relevant for basin analysis, regional geology, stratigraphy, and those working in the hydrocarbon exploration industry.

Key Features

  • Second edition features updates to existing chapters plus new chapters on sedimentary basins in Alaska and Arctic Canada
  • Includes nearly 300 detailed, full-color paleogeographic maps
  • Written for general geological audiences as well as individuals working in the resources sector, particularly those in the fossil fuel industry


Geologists, basin analysts, stratigraphers, sedimentologists

Table of Contents

1. The Phanerozoic tectonic and sedimentary evolution of North America
2. Phanerozoic evolution of the sedimentary cover of the North American Craton
3. Appalachian Foreland Basin of Canada
4. The Appalachian Foreland Basin in Eastern United States
5. The Paleozoic western craton margin
6. The Maritimes Basin of Atlantic Canada: Basin creation and destruction in the collisional zone of Pangea
7. Pennsylvanian-Jurassic sedimentary basins of the Colorado Plateau and Southern Rocky Mountains
8. The southern Midcontinent, Permian Basin and Ouachitas
9. The Western Interior Basin
10. Cordilleran sedimentary basins of Western Canada record 180 million years of terrane accretion
11. Subduction-related sedimentary basins of the U.S.A. Cordillera
12. Laramide sedimentary basins
13. Sverdrup Basin
14. Atlantic Margin basins
15. Depositional evolution of the Gulf of Mexico sedimentary basin
16. Geology of the Late Cretaceous to Cenozoic Beaufort-Mackenzie Basin, Canada
New chapter: Arctic Alaska
Possible new chapter (not confirmed): The sedimentary basins of southern Alaska


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About the Editor

Andrew Miall

Andrew Miall has been Professor of Geology at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto, since 1979, where his focus is on teaching and research of the stratigraphy and sedimentology of sedimentary basins. He is the inaugural holder of the Gordon Stollery Chair in Basin Analysis and Petroleum Geology, which was founded in 2001. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1995. Andrew Miall was Vice President of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada from 2005 to 2007 and President of the Academy from 2007-2009. From 2000-2004 Andrew Miall served as Canada’s representative to the NATO Science and the Environment Program’s “Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society”, during which time he assisted in the organization of several international workshops dealing with natural hazards. In 2010-2011 he served on expert panels struck by the Government of Canada and the Alberta Government to examine the environmental management of the Alberta Oil Sands. Prof. Miall has been the author of five research-level technical books and the editor of five special research collections.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Geology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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