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Sedimentary Rocks in the Field


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Field techniques
Principal characteristics of sedimentary rocks
Carbonate rocks
Cherts and Siliceous sediments
Soils, palesols and duricrusts
Volcaniclastic sediments
Interpretation: depositional environment and economic significance


A much needed addition to the literature of sedimentology... the photographic images are impeccable... contains a grain size comparator chart at the front and a sediment description checklist at the back... as a tool in the field kit this book is excellent for professional geologists, teachers, students and amateur enthusiasts. Sedimentary Geology Deserves to be in the Christmas stocking of every earth sciences student in the land - and further afield... plaudits will undoubtedly accumulate for this book... the production values are also quite exceptional and the whole design and production team at Mansons deserve our warmest congratulations... tells students everything they need to keep in mind when they are examining and describing sedimentary rocks. The Palaeontological Association Newsletter An excellent and really beautiful book ... More than a field guide. Journal of Sedimentary Research

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