Preface to the third edition. Preface to the second edition. Preface to the first edition. 1. Introduction: Basic Concepts And Methodology. 2. Siliciclastic Sediments I: Sandstones, Conglomerates And Breccias. 3. Siliciclastic Sediments II: Mudrocks. 4. Limestones. 5. Evaporites. 6. Sedimentary Ironstones And Iron-Formations. 7. Sedimentary Phosphate Deposits. 8. Coal, Oil Shale And Petroleum. 9. Cherts And Siliceous Sediments. 10. Volcaniclastic Sediments. References. Index. Colour plates fall between p. 118 and p. 119
Maurice Edwin Tucker is a leading British sedimentologist, specialising in the field of carbonate sedimentology, more commonly known as limestones. From 1993 to 2011 he held the position of Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Durham, and from 1998 to 2011 was Master of University College, Durham.
"In this excellent new edition of the standard British university textbook on sedimentary petrology, the text and references to further reading have been thoroughly updated to reflect the enormous volume of recent research." Aslib Book Guide, November 2001 "...a textbook designed for undergraduates, but it will also have a wider appeal. Many will find it, as I did, a painless and pleasant way to up-date their knowledge of the origin of sedimentary rocks and the modern techniques employed in the discipline. With a grounding in basic sedimentology the enthusiast will find much in this book of interest even without access to refined technology." Bonita Thomson, Open Universiy, Geology Today