Deserts are not the windiest places on Earth despite the emphasis in many sedimentology textbooks. Coasts are far windier than deserts. Our appreciation of aeolian depositional processes and products in carbonate systems has been, with some notable exceptions, poor until now. This book addresses that shortfall.

The volume is another in the invaluable SEPM ‘red book’ series, with half the papers having been originally presented at an SEPM–AAPG oral session at Salt Lake City in 1998. The editors define a carbonate aeolianite as an aeolian deposit in which carbonates constitute greater than 50% of all grains, and have compiled a...

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