A Very Short Introduction
6. Settlement and society
3. Ocean floor
, is the longest of these, and closely linked with the cycle of the rocks, from continent to ocean to the Earth’s interior and back. The flux of sedimentary materials into and through the oceans is complex, at times sudden and catastrophic, otherwise slow and continuous. This chapter examines the morphology of the ocean floor, its composition, sediment cover, and cycles of change.
Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles
8. Landscapes, art, and culture