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The Sedimentary Record of Sea-Level Change

The Sedimentary Record of Sea-Level Change

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  • Date Published: June 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521538428
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  • This illustrated textbook describes how past changes in sea-level can be detected through an analysis of the sedimentary record, and how sequence stratigraphy techniques can provide explanations of how the sedimentary system evolves through geological time. Designed for use in undergraduate and graduate courses, it includes detailed case studies, set-aside focus boxes, and bulleted Questions and Answers interspersed throughout. The book is also supported by a website hosting sample pages.

    • Written and developed over a number of years by a team of experts from the Open University
    • Full colour throughout with superb illustrations
    • Contains many pedagogical features that will appeal to students and tutors
    • Supported by a website hosting sample pages, illustrations and worked exercises
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    "The main body of this book constitutes a fine presentation of the principles of sequence stratigraphy and their application to clastic and carbonate examples. The use of the Book Cliffs as the main clastic example is an excellent choice. The authors clearly know this area well, and their descriptions and interpretation are well done; they take into account all of the various hypotheses and controversies that have arisen around these rocks. The writing is clear and straightforward and the illustrations are truly excellent." Professor Andrew Miall, University of Toronto

    "This textbook is simply without equal and there are no competing texts in the field. I have been amazed that it has taken so long for any textbook at the introductory level to give a comment and accurate treatment of sequence stratigraphy, and this text does it remarkably well. There is a clear need for a text such as this in any advanced undergraduate stratigraphy course. The text is logically laid out and the explanation of sequence-stratigraphic principles is perhaps the most lucid I have read anywhere." Dr. Steven Holland, University of Georgia, Athens

    "This book has a lot to commend it. The approach to the subject of sequence stratigraphy using well-documented case studies is excellent, and as such the book fills an important niche in the market. Even the areas where there is overlap with other books, this text is better than others: indeed, it is the best summary of the concepts of sequence stratigraphy I have ever read. It is also a very well-written text. The style is clear and consistent throughout, a tribute to some very high quality editing of a multi-author book. Furthermore, the illustrations, both line drawings and photographs, are of extremely high quality, and they very effectively complement the text." Dr. Gary Nichols, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

    "Very well designed and written, with judicious use of illustrations to present both concepts and real data." The Leading Edge

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    • Date Published: June 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521538428
    • length: 287 pages
    • copublisher: The Open University
    • dimensions: 277 x 218 x 19 mm
    • weight: 1.054kg
    • contains: 150 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Sedimentary rocks as a record of Earth processes
    2. Division of the stratigraphical record and geological time
    3. Sea-level change
    Part II. Sequence Stratigraphy and Sea-Level Change:
    4. Sequence stratigraphy
    5. Processes controlling relative sea-level change and sediment supply
    6. Case study: Quaternary of the Gulf of Mexico
    Part III. Siliciclastics Case Study: The Book Cliffs:
    7. Tectonic setting, stratigraphy, and sedimentology of the Book Cliffs
    8. The parasequences of the Book Cliffs succession
    9. Sequences and systems tracts in the Book Cliffs
    10. Sequence stratigraphical evolution of the Book Cliffs
    Part IV. Carbonates:
    11. Carbonate depositional systems
    12. Sequence stratigraphy of carbonate depositional systems
    13. Application of sequence stratigraphical analysis to ancient carbonate platforms

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    The Sedimentary Record of Sea-Level Change

    Angela L. Coe, Dan W. J. Bosence, Kevin D. Church, Stephen S. Flint, John A. Howell, R. Chris L. Wilson

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  • Authors

    Angela L. Coe, The Open University, Milton Keynes

    Dan W. J. Bosence, Royal Holloway, University of London

    Kevin D. Church, The Open University, Milton Keynes

    Stephen S. Flint, University of Liverpool

    John A. Howell, Universitetet i Bergen, Norway

    R. Chris L. Wilson, The Open University, Milton Keynes

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