Interpreting evaporite texture.- Depositional chemistry and hydrology.- Sabkhas, saline mudflats and pans.- Subaqueous salts: salinas and perennial lakes.- Ancient basins and stratigraphic evolution.- Salt tectonics.- Karst, breccia, nodules and cement: Pointers to vanished evaporites.- Burial hydrology and chemistry.- Halotolerant life in feast or famine (a source of hydrocarbons and a fixer of metals).- Oil and gas associations.- Evaporites as exploited mineral resources.- Solution mining and cavern use.
From the reviews: "In this new book, Warren ... extensively reviews nearly all important evaporite problems and aspects debated in recent literature, and also presents his own concepts and opinions. ... The book thus contains a wealth of information on both evaporites and related earth-science aspects. ... The book is also very well illustrated. ... Warren ... makes the text interesting and simple. The text is generally easy to read and to understand ... . the book is of value for a wide group of readers ... ." (Maciej Babel, Journal of Sedimentary Research, February, 2007) "The monograph presents a summary of exploitative methods in conventional and solution mining of evaporites and offers a comprehensive synthesis of the low temperature (sedimentary) realm of evaporite evolution as well as a comprehensive discussion of the role of evaporites in hydrocarbon generation and trapping. ... Included are several subjects on related different branches of science in a highly academic level. ... The book is for earth science professionals, sedimentologists, oil and gas explorers, mining and petroleum geologists, as well as environmental geologists." (Fakhry A. Assaad, Environmental Geology, Vol. 52 (7), 2007)