It is important to realize from the outset that this book is intended as a geology manual for petroleum engineering students, as indicated in the foreword. The subtitles provide a better indication of its content than the title: this is not really a book on ‘sedimentary geology’, but a text which introduces the basics of tectonics (chapter 1) and basin formation (chapter 2), sedimentary deposits (chapter 3), stratigraphy (chapter 4), diagenesis and deformation (chapter 5) and petroleum systems (chapter 6). As a ‘course manual’, there are advantages to combining this broad spectrum in one text, but price is not one...

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