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“With this attention to detail, and rigorous adherence to clarity and exactness in description, this edition will consolidate the standing achieved by the earlier editions as a most authoritative and comprehensive book in its field. It will continue to serve as a leading reference work for geoscientists interested in structural geology, tectonics and petrophysics as well as for civil, mining and petroleum engineers.” (Petroleum Geoscience)
"...I consider this book to be an invaluable reference for studying and understanding the fundamental science at the base of rock mechanics. I believe this to be a must-have textbook and I strongly recommend it to anyone, student or professional, interested in the subject." (Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering)
"An excellent book, very well presented, and is a must for the shelves of serious engineers and scientists active or interested in the fields of rock mechanics and rock engineering.... Highly recommended." (South African Geographical Journal, 2008)
The text shows how sedimentary rocks are tackled in the fieldand has been written for all those with a geological background. Itdescribes how the features of sedimentary rocks can be recorded inthe field particularly through the construction of graphic logs. Insucceeding chapters the various sedimentary rock types, texturesand structures are discussed and shown how they can be describedand measured in the field. There are expanded sections on tracefossils and volcaniclastics along with updated reference list.Finally a concluding section deals briefly with faciesidentification and points the ways towards facies interpretations,and the identification of sequences and cycles.
Key Features:Full colour throughout with improved photos, figures anddiagrams in a modern layout.Complete revision and update of best selling textbook which ispart of the highly successful Field Guide series.Expanded sections on trace fossils and volcaniclastics alongwith updated reference list.Handy pocket size with laminated cover.Includes supplementary website with downloadable logging sheetsfor fieldwork activities.