For any geologist interested in sedimentary rocks, this is a special book indeed. There are already compact guides to the field study of such rocks. There are other books of field photographs. However, there is no other sedimentological guide that combines such high-quality photos with such informative captions and text. This book is likely to become the valued field companion of many students and researchers who are keeping alive the intellectually challenging and economically vital skill of interpreting ancient sediments.

The organization of the book is simple but effective. Eleven central chapters on rock types – from conglomerates to volcaniclastics...

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