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Sedimentology & Stratigraphy Paperback – February 15, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0632035786 ISBN-10: 0632035781 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 355 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (February 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0632035781
  • ISBN-13: 978-0632035786
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,802,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Altogether an enjoyable read. I would recommend Gary Nichols' book to anyone who intends to spend the rest of their life contemplating rocks, at whatever level. £26.50 is a reasonable price to pay for a concise and uncluttered companion to future studies." Anne Morton, The OUGS Journal, Symposium Edition 2001

"...this book caught my attention with its fine photographs and discussions of sedimentary rocks...Nichols has written a pleasurable book..." Journal of Sedimentary Research

Book Description

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy is one of the first introductory texts to relate sedimentological units to the larger stratigraphic picture. The author considers the Earth in terms of its physical environments, to describe the processes which affect generation, transport and deposition of sediment, and to build up a picture of the stratigraphy generated by these processes.

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I got this book for my Strat.
J. Scott Laing
My scientific interests are somewhere between geology and geomorphology so Nichols's "Sedimentology and stratigraphy" was the best match for me.
Borislav Borisov
The pictures are excellent and the text breaks down difficult concepts in a way that is easy to understand.
Kimme

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kimme on August 10, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book on Sedimentology and Stratigraphy. My undergraduate program does not have an "intro to" Sed & Strat class, and the professor that teaches Sedimentology and Stratigraphy is pompous and impersonable. This book got nearly my entire class through the course, because we had no professor to really teach us anything. The pictures are excellent and the text breaks down difficult concepts in a way that is easy to understand. Additionally, the author is good at tying concepts from historical geology and structural geology into the text without over-burdening or distracting the reader. To any student looking to supplement a difficult class, this text is for. My one complaint is the price, it is rather expensive for a soft cover book. On a side note, this is now the field I work in and I keep this book with me!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By "geophyss" on May 3, 2002
Format: Paperback
This well written book contains most important subjects involved in sedimentology. Besides sedimentology a small introduction to stratigraphy can be found. The focus is on sedimentary systems and special chapters are devoted to delta's, rivers, lacustrine and marine environments. Clear illustrations are a great help understanding the text and developing an overall idea of the subjects. Overall a very good book for undergraduate geology courses.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Borislav Borisov on February 18, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I am enrolled and should start a degree in Physical Geography in the UK. I wanted to get some detailed preliminary knowledge of my topic and the geomorphology before I plunge into the subject. After hours of browsing in internet book stores and previewing tens of books in search of easy understandable textbook in the field, I finally found what I needed. My scientific interests are somewhere between geology and geomorphology so Nichols's "Sedimentology and stratigraphy" was the best match for me. This book is very clearly structured, the language is easy to read and comprehend, there is no dry academism, but still the text is scientific enough for any undergraduate scholar who wants to study from easy to follow and cohesive material.
Not only that, but as a non-native English speaker this book fascinates me to study this science in English language and makes the language difficulty not so significant. From the first pages I was pleased to absorb the text and reading scientific articles in English turned to be rewarding and inspiring for me. Through his text Gary Nichols enlivened many new scientific concepts in my mind and the graphs and figures inside contributed to the half or maybe even more of what I learnt. This text served as a introduction to geomorphology for me by far better than other academic textbooks written particularly for geomorphology. A really good textbook is that textbook, which succeeds to grab the interest both of a new to this science, and an advanced scholar. Mr Nichols did a great job in such respect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Scott Laing on September 17, 2010
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I got this book for my Strat. Sed. class. The layout really makes sense and they word things in such a way that it's easy to understand what the author is talking about. I've read other books that don't clearly explain a new term that's been introduced(i.e. imbrication), but this author clearly explains the new jargon and concepts he introduces. There are no colored pictures in this book, but it does come with a CD that has all the pictures in color, and that makes sense since a lot of the things you're looking at you really have to see up close and in detail to know what you're looking at in this subject. That also keeps the price of the book down. Like the title of this review states, this is a good book at a great price!
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