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A guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic of Sedimentology.
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Selected Books

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Sedimentary Geology - Donald R. Prothero; Fred Schwab
Call Number: QE 571 .P77 2004
ISBN: 0716739054

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Sedimentology and Stratigraphy - Gary Nichols
Call Number: QE 571 .N53 2009
ISBN: 1405193794

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Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy - Sam Boggs
Call Number: QE 571 .B66 2012
ISBN: 0321643186

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Principles of Stratigraphy - Michael E. Brookfield
Call Number: QE 651 .B787 2004
ISBN: 140511164X


What is Sedimentology?

"The scientific study of sedimentary rocks and of the processes by which they were formed; the description, classification, origin, and interpretation of sediments." Glossary of Geology, 4th ed., American Geological Institute

Selected Web Resources

  • International Commission on Stratigraphy
    body of expert stratigraphers founded for the purpose of promoting and coordinating long-term international cooperation and of establishing and maintaining standards in stratigraphy. (taken from ICS Statutes ratified by IUGS in 2002)
  • The Paleontology Portal
    produced by University of California Museum of Paleontology, the Paleontological Society, The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and the U.S. Geological Survey, contains links to numerous resources which could be of interest to amateurs and professionals
  • Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
    an international not-for-profit society dedicated to the dissemination of scientific information on sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, environmental sciences, marine geology, hydrogeology, and many additional related specialties (taken from the website)
  • SEPM Strata
    a stratigraphy website designed to provide materials to both amateurs and professionals pertaining to sedimentary geology
  • Paleontological Society
    an international organization dedicated to promoting paleontology
  • Palaeocast
    view podcasts and join discussions on a forum
  • International Association of Sedimentologists
    an international organization founded in 1952 for the purpose of studying, discussing and promoting sedimentology

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