General impressions and notes on the "International Stratigraphic Guide. A Guide to stratigraphic classification and procedure''
Tenchov, Yanaki G.
Newsletters on Stratigraphy Volume 7 Number 3 (1979), p. 155 - 158
published: Mar 21, 1979
ArtNo. ESP026000703013, Price: 29.00 €
The publication of the Guide is a result of international consultation about a number of basic questions of the stratigraphic classification and nomenclature. The text is a coherent and comprehensive whole which reflects an advanced stage of the efforts to arrive at a global stratigraphic unification a priori assumed when stratigraphy have been created. The Guide has many positive features in comparison with the individual works on the subject - it is exhaustive and at the same time brief, logic in most cases, and clear. It is accurate in the definitions of the stratigraphic categories and covers a wide spectrum of questions. The results are due not only to the world-wide geographic spread and erudition of the stratigraphers who worked systematically or sporadically during a period of 25 years. The Editorial Committee played also an important part in homogenizing the diverse views. I have a profound respect for the efforts and the persistence of the organizer of this forum.