Since the publication of the second edition, knowledge and understanding of the importance of external controls on sedimentary environments has blossomed. This edition therefore places greater emphasis on sequence stratigraphy, architectural elements and allocyclic controls while retaining an extensive coverage of environments and the processes that operate within them. This should ensure that this edition sets a further benchmark in sedimentary geology.
Reviews of the second edition
′...required reading for the professional geologist along with any serious graduate or senior undergraduate student.′
––Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
′Every sedimentologist who practices the study of facies and environments should have this edition on his or her shelf.′
′It is a must for university libraries as it forms an excellent basis for the subject.′
––Earth Science Review
1. Introduction (H.G. Reading).
2. Controls on the sedimentary rock record (H.G. Reading & B.K. Levell).
3. Alluvial sediments (J.D. Collinson).
4. Lakes (M.R. Talbot and P.A. Allen).
5. Desert aeolian systems (G.A. Kocurek).
6. Clastic coasts (H.G. Reading & J.D. Collinson).
7. Shallow clastic seas (H.D. Johnson & C.T. Baldwin).
8. Marine evaporites: arid shorelines and basins (A.C. Kendall & G.M. Harwood).
9. Shallow–water carbonate environments (V.P. Wright & T.P. Burchette).
10. Deep seas (D.A.V. Stow, H.G. Reading & J.D. Collinson).
11. Glacial sediments (J.M.G. Miller).
12. Volcanic environments (G.J. Orton).
13. Problems and perspectives (H.G. Reading).