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Published by SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) in Tulsa, Okla .
Written in English


  • Sedimentation and deposition,
  • Rifts (Geology),
  • Geology, Structural,
  • Alluvium,
  • Lake sediments

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Robin W. Renault, Gail M. Ashley.
SeriesSpecial publication / SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) -- no. 73, Special publication (SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)) -- no. 73.
ContributionsRenault, Robin W., Ashley, Gail M.
The Physical Object
Pagination329 p. :
Number of Pages329
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15525901M
ISBN 101565760824

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