This unique textbook describes how past changes in sea-level can be detected through an analysis of the sedimentary record. In particular it concentrates on the sequence stratigraphy model and its application to siliciclastic and carbonate successions. Designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in sequence stratigraphy, as well as for professional courses, this full-colour textbook includes numerous educational features. These include detailed case studies, set-aside focus boxes, and bulleted questions and answers. The book is also supported by a website hosting sample pages, selected illustrations, and worked exercises.