"This unique book should bridge a gap common to courses in many earth and environmental science curricula, i.e., the inadequate application of mathematics and physics. Middleton and Wilcock provide a more quantitative modeling approach to understanding the physical processes within and at the surface of the earth....well written and illustrations are clear and adequate. An excellent resource." M.E. McCallum, Choice
"...aims to give students a broad knowledge of mechanics and its application to the earth and environmental sciences...the range of applications described and exemplified in this book shows both students and professionals the physical systems at work in Earth's crust and at its surface." Geotimes
"...mechanics workers will find Mechanisms in the Earth and Environmental Sciences worthwhile reading. Middleton and Wilcock have provided a readable and fascinating account of aplied mechanics as practiced by the earth and environmental scientists." S.K. Garg, Applied Mechanics Review
"As is true for all the other aspects of this book, it is clear that a lot of work has gone into assembling the bibliography and making it useful for students....[T]he coverage is well balanced between phenomenological and theoretical sources....[A] superb example of good textbook writing. It is well designed pedagogically and a pleasure to read." John A. Scales, American Scientist
The study of the Earth and the environment requires an understanding of the physical processes within and at the surface of the Earth. This text will allow the student to develop a broad working knowledge of mechanics and their application to the earth and environmental sciences.