By Richard C. Selley

There are 3 forms of rock—igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Sedimentary rocks shape from the weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition of older rocks. Applied Sedimentology describes the formation, transportation and deposition of sediment, and the post-depositional approaches that vary tender sediment into sedimentary rock. Sedimentary rocks contain sandstones, limestones and mudstones. the entire world's coal, so much of its water and fossil fuels, and plenty of mineral deposits take place in sedimentary rocks. Applied Sedimentology indicates how the research of sediments aids the exploration for and exploitation of common assets, together with water, ores and hydrocarbons.

* thoroughly revised version; Like its precursor, it describes sediments from sand grains to sedimentary basins; gains up-to date account and critique of series and cyclostratigraphy
* widely illustrated with pictures and remotely sensed sea mattress photos describing sedimentary tactics, items and depositional structures; colour plates illustrate sediment textures, lithologies, pore varieties, diagenetic textures, and carbonate and clastic series stratigraphic models
* Emphasises the purposes of sedimentology to the exploration for and exploitation of traditional assets, together with water, ores and hydrocarbons
* wide references and updated bibliography for additional study

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