Applied Sedimentology


  • Richard Selley, Department of Earth Science & Engineering, Royal School of Mines, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, London, UK


Senior undergraduate and graduate geology students in sedimentology, petroleum geology, petroleum engineering, mining geology, hydrogeology, mineral exploration, and environmental geology; oil company geologists and reservoir engineers and mining companies.


Book information

  • Published: May 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-636375-3


"...a clearly, crisply and tightly written book with a pleasing style...a nice succinct overview of the diverse field of sedimentology...a good read, informative and well worth the modest price." - Journal of Sedimentary Research "...this book would make an important addition to the library of any geologist. Its descriptions of the industrial applications of sedimentology and stratigraphy are found in few other books and will have considerable value for undergraduate and graduate students in the earth important contribution." - CHOICE, Jan 2001 "Illustrations include well-reproduced black and white photos and clear uncluttered, readable maps, sections and block diagrams. Selley's writing style is straightforward and clear, punctuated occasionally by subtle, quite engaging flights of light-hearted humor...this book, described by Selley as "unashamedly about sensual sedimentology", is an important contribution that belongs both in the hands of students and in the working library of the petroleum geology practitioner." - AAPG Bulletin, May 2001 "The sections on diageesis were particularly well done ad include an excellent discussion of the role of orgaic compounds in pore fluids in controlling diageetic reactions." - SEDIMENTOLOGY

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Rock to Sediment: Weathering and the Sedimentary Cycle. Particles, Pores, and Permeability. Sediment Sedimented: Transportation and Sedimentation. Sedimentary Structures. Depositional Systems. Sediment to Rock: The Subsurface Environment. Allochthonous Sediments. Authochthonous Sediments. Sedimentary Basins. Subject Index. About the Author.