Introducing Sedimentology explains the key concepts of this core earth science discipline to students and to the interested non-specialist. In a wide-ranging survey of sedimentology, the authors consider sedimentary processes, the types of sedimentary rock, sedimentary structures and the environments, both marine and non-marine, where sedimentation occurs. Sedimentology is a critical element of the fossil record while sedimentary basins provide the structures now exploited for natural resources including oil, gas and coal. Excessive use of terminology is avoided, all technical terms are in a Glossary and, as with all books in this series, the text is illustrated profusely.
2. Sediment to sedimentary rock
3. Sedimentary structures
4. Sedimentary environments
5. Post-depositional sedimentology
6. Fossils and sediments
7. Extraterrestrial sedimentology
8. Economic sedimentology
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Stuart J Jones is Senior Lecturer in Sedimentology, Durham University. Dorrik AV Stow is Head of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, he was formerly at the University of Southampton.