Robin W. Renaut and Gail M. Ashley (Eds.), 2002, Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), Tulsa, USA, 334 p. (Hardcover, SEPM members US $100.00, non-member US $140.00) ISBN: 1-56576-082-4.

A good deal of what we know about the evolution of Earth's terrestrial environments is due to the preservation of thick sequences of continental sedimentary and volcanic rocks in rift basins. Some of these also happen to contain major hydrocarbon reserves, and in Africa, at least, rift deposits contain by far the most important early record of human origins. In recent years it also has become increasingly apparent that large, long-lived rift...

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