There used to be a TV advert for a brand of varnish that does ‘exactly what it says on the can’; by the same token, this book is exactly what it says on the cover. It is a text for those who wish to apply sedimentology to areas such as engineering or petroleum exploration where an understanding of the subject is required, but a detailed knowledge is not necessary. It is best not to see this as a general introductory text for first year undergraduates in geology, who have a number of other suitable books to choose from, but it...

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