This fully revised and updated edition introduces the reader tosedimentology and stratigraphic principles, and provides tools forthe interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rocks. Theprocesses of formation, transport and deposition of sediment areconsidered and then applied to develop conceptual models for thefull range of sedimentary environments, from deserts to deep seasand reefs to rivers.

Different approaches to using stratigraphic principles to dateand correlate strata are also considered, in order to provide acomprehensive introduction to all aspects of sedimentology andstratigraphy. The text and figures are designed to be accessible toanyone completely new to the subject, and all of the illustrativematerial is provided in an accompanying CD-ROM. High-resolutionversions of these images can also be downloaded from the companionwebsite for this book at: