The secret of sedimentary rocks
Historically much more embedded in Anglo-Saxon countries, the study of sedimentary rocks and the processes which create them were only rarely the subject of publications in French. Frédéric Boulvain, a professor at the University of Liège, has just filled this gap by publishing, through Ellipses, a complete updating of his course on ‘Sedimentary Petrology’ (1). Primarily addressed, obviously, to students who are tackling Earth Sciences in their curricula, but also, he writes, ‘to the curious with some general scientific baggage and who wish to understand what sedimentary rocks tell us about the past and the present of our planet.’
(1) Pétrologie sédimentaire, Des roches aux processus, Ellipses éditeur. Collection « Technosup », Paris, 2010. 259 p.