By Richard C. Selley
* thoroughly revised variation; Like its precursor, it describes sediments from sand grains to sedimentary basins; gains up-to date account and critique of series and cyclostratigraphy
* commonly illustrated with photographs and remotely sensed sea mattress pictures describing sedimentary methods, items and depositional structures; colour plates illustrate sediment textures, lithologies, pore forms, diagenetic textures, and carbonate and clastic series stratigraphic models
* Emphasises the functions of sedimentology to the exploration for and exploitation of typical assets, together with water, ores and hydrocarbons
* huge references and updated bibliography for additional study
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