Donald R. Prothero, Linda C. Ivany, and Elizabeth A. Nesbitt, Eds., 2003, Columbia University Press, New York, 541 p. (Hardcover, US $83.50) ISBN: 0-231-12716-2.

Occasionally, I am confronted directly with stratigraphy. By this, I mean actually understanding sedimentary rocks in their context of deposition, no matter where they are. One would think that, after excellent training from noted stratigraphers like Robert Garrison and Jeffrey Mount and some detailed work on the Monterey Formation, I would appreciate the importance of stratigraphy and stratigraphic correlation in interpreting critical events in Earth's history, such as the transition from Greenhouse to Icehouse worlds that...

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