A book of this nature is always a challenge to a reviewer to find out just how comprehensive it really is. My first few hours of using this book were taken up with attempts to think of relatively obscure terms or concepts in sedimentary geology and then looking for them within the 821 pages of text. Overall I was reasonably satisfied that the subject area was well covered, although I was disappointed that neither ‘jokhul-haup’ nor ‘sandur’ seemed to have a mention when I reviewed the glacial sections, and when looking more broadly, the terms ‘palustrine’, ‘strandplain’ and ‘chenier ridge’...

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