Eocene and Oligocene Paleosols of Central Oregon, Gregory J. Retallack, Erick A. Bestland, and Theodore J. Fremd (Editors), 2000, Geological Society of America Special Paper 344, Boulder, 196 p. (Paperback $58.00) ISBN: 0-8137-2344-2.

In the past 20C years, paleopedology (the study of paleosols, or ancient soil horizons) has become one of the hottest areas of research in sedimentary geology. A number of geologists have added paleopedology to their repertoire of skills, and many important discoveries have emerged from the study of paleosols. One of the scientists who sped up this process in the United States was Greg Retallack of the...

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