Geological Structures and Maps: A Practical Guide

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Butterworth-Heinemann, Feb 19, 1996 - Science - 112 pages
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Care is taken to define terms rigorously and in a way that is in keeping with current professional usage. Photographs of structures in the field are included to emphasize the similarities between structures at outcrop scale and on the scale of a map.
This book is designed to be read without tutorial help alongside fieldwork. Worked examples are given to assist with the solution of the exercises. The maps used in exercises have been chosen to provide all of the realism of a survey map without the huge amount of data often present, so a student can develop skills without becoming overwhelmed or confused. In particular emphasis is placed throughout on developing the skill of three-dimensional visualisation so important to the geologist.
 

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GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURE

Contents

Chapter 1 Geological Maps
1
Chapter 2 Uniformly Dipping Beds
2
Chapter 3 Folding
29
Chapter 4 Faulting
56
Chapter 5 Unconformity
75
Chapter 6 Igneous Rocks
83
Chapter 7 Folding with Cleavage
92
Further Reading
100
Index
101
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Educated at Birmingham and London Universities, Richard Lisle has lectured at universities in Leiden, Utrecht and Swansea. He has published over 70 scientific papers and authored several books on structural geology. He is currently Reader in Structural Geology at Cardiff University.

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