This book is extremely detailed and in depth . . . but good grief is it a snore to read. This is clearly 'college - level" reading as in it makes a great reference book, but not something you would want to just pick up and read as a refresher. On the more cheerful side: I bought this on Amazon for about $65 which was way cheaper than the $110 the college book store wanted, so that lessens the sting. I considered selling it back, but I have heard (unconfirmed) that a replacement is on its way next year so I would have got about $10. Instead I will keep it as reference as it is a good source for such things and it does not eat much.
This was a required book for my Earth Surface Process course. I didn't like it because there was just sooooo much text and no images, which are normally thrown in to better describe content and what not. It was very dense and better for individuals with advance knowledge in the topic.