Newer and better sediment corers are constantly being invented, but the originals are often the best.

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  • Kjellman, W., Kallstenius, T. and Wagner, O. 1950. Soil sampler with metal foils' device for taking undisturbed samples of very great length. Royal Swedish Geotechnical Institute Proceedings 1, 75 p. (Swedish foil corer)
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  • Reish, D.J. and Green, K.E. 1948. Description of a portable piston corer for use in shallow water. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology 28: 227-229.
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  • Vallentyne, J.R. 1955. A modification of the Livingstone piston sampler for lake deposits. Ecology 36: 139-141.
  • Walker, D.H. 1964. A modified Vallentyne mudsampler. Ecology 45: 642-644.
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  • Wright, H.E., Jr. 1967. A square-rod piston sampler for lake sediments. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology 37: 976. (Square rod sampler) PLANS
  • Wright, H.E., Jr., Cushing, E.J. and Livingstone, D.A. 1965. Coring deices for lake sediments. P. 494- in Kummel, B. and Raup, D. Handbook of paleontological techniques. W.H. Freeman, San Francisco. 520. (Major review)
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