- Hardcover: 386 pages
- Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd (1 Feb. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0444515682
- ISBN-13: 978-0444515681
- Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 2.2 x 29.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 266,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy (Developments in Sedimentology) Hardcover – 1 Feb 2005
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"This volume has the best explanation and exploration of sequence stratigraphy yet published. It stands above earlier such books not only because of its outstanding graphics and clear prose, but also because it approaches the topic philosophically, emphasizing the cognitive models as much as the geological...All libraries with geological science programs should have this book, as should all sedimentologists and stratigraphers. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." -CHOICE "Outstanding conceptual diagrams and illustrations including color photos of geologic outcrops, well cuttings, cores, well logs, and 3D seismic data are the backbone of this book. I firmly believe that this will be a bestseller in the Earth sciences. I really enjoyed reading this extraordinarily comprehensive text." --THE LEADING EDGE, The Society of Exploration Geophysicists, May 2007 "Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy" is an up-to-date and comprehensive textbook covering both theory and practice of sequence stratigraphy." - Journal of Sedimentary Research, August 2006 "Octavian Catuneanu has written a balanced, well illustrated and up-to-date overview of the various approaches to sequence stratigraphy." - Journal of Sedimentary Research, August 2006
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When I received the book, I was, in fact disappointed. The book is well-written, it has lots of illustrations, and the science is sound. However, it is written more from the perspective of an academic researcher and the applications to the petroleum, coal, uranium or environmental industries are minimal. The amount of material on relevant seismic stratigraphy is less than minimal. Moreover, about 1/3 of the book is a sedimentology text and better informtion is available elsewhere.
The focus of the book is outcrop sequence stratigraphy. Subsurface sequence and seismic stratigraphy is downplayed (This is where these principles are applied in the working world of industry). The use of far too many acronyms is annoying. The endless stream of nomenclature makes application of the principles difficult.
For academic and outcrop sequence statigraphers, this is a good book. For those of us working in industry, it is limited.
This would possibly make a better advanced textbook for academics, i.e. Ph.D. candidates who have had introductory courses in Sequence Stratigraphy.
Stratigraphy is somehow a hard topic, many concepts are too complex such as accommodation rate and episodic process. The book helps to clarify these and other points very important to stratigraphic analysis.
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