Any book entitled Stratigraphical Procedure is unlikely to top the best-sellers’ lists. But this book deserves to, at least amongst its target readership of UK-based geologists. Stratigraphy provides the fundamental space–time framework in which we place rock units. As the process model derived from or tested against this geological record become ever more rigorous and quantitative, so the need to appreciate the strengths and limitations of this record becomes more rather than less important. Too many sophisticated models are rendered inappropriate or naive if problems of stratigraphical calibration or correlation are misunderstood.

This book is effectively the sixth edition of...

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