Set in Stone: The Work of the North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature

In 2009, the Journal Stratigraphy published a special issue on the North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature (vol. 6, no. 2). This issue relates to the Code and includes a history of the Commission, how to use the Code, specific discussions of time and rock units, and the articles of procedure. Chapters include a full history of the Commission and the successive stages in development of the Code, advice on its use, discussions of the theoretical and practical issues of time and rock units that are addressed in the Code, and the articles of procedure.