This A5-sized book is packed with a wide range of useful information on the recognition, description, typical form and interpretation of sedimentary rocks and facies. As such, it rivals, augments and updates Maurice Tucker's classic field guide, also called Sedimentary Rocks in the Field (Tucker 2003) and it is focused as a reference text for both students and professionals alike. One outstanding feature of this book, and the thing that separates it from most field guides, is the extensive use of colour photography throughout, to illustrate the wide range of rock types and facies explained.

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