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Geology in the Field

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ISBN13: 9780471829027
ISBN10: 0471829021
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Replaces Compton's Manual of Field Geology (1962). A guide to advances in the increasingly broad and interpretive discipline of formation mapping theory. Thorough, yet compact enough for use in the field, it consists of brief descriptions of textures and structures useful in interpreting depositional environments, kinds of volcanic activity, and plutonic events and conditions. Included are procedures often reserved for the laboratory or office: staining rocks, correcting orientations of current indicators, constructing profile sections of folds, measuring strains, making photogeologic interpretations, and more. Covers pre-field considerations, methods of observation and measurement, recognition of key geologic features, and preparation of a report. Illustrated with composite drawings. Fourteen appendixes provide systemized data and procedures.

Table of Contents

Philosophy and Organization of a Field Study.

Basic Equipment and Its Uses.

Basic Procedures at Outcrops.

Identifying Rocks in the Field.

Mapping Rock Units and Structures.

Geologic Mapping on a Topographic Base.

Use of Aerial Photographs and Other Remote Imagery.

Mapping with the Plane Table and Alidade.

Primary Features of Marine Sedimentary Rocks.

Surficial Sediments;

Continental Environments.

Stratigraphic Sections.

Features of Deformed Rocks.

Volcanic Structures and Field Relations.

Field Studies of Plutons.

Field Studies of Metamorphic Rocks.

Preparing Illustrations and Writing Reports.

Appendices.

Index.

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Sandy, May 20, 2007 (view all comments by Sandy)
If this is anywhere near as clear and concise as the preceding edition, any geology student or others interested in geology should add it to their library.

In the field, the book is invaluable, whether learning to map or revising older maps. The information is easy to understand and the diagrams are well-explained.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780471829027
Author:
Compton, Robert R.
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
Cram 101
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
All Material Written by Cram101, Materia
Author:
Comp
Author:
Compton
Author:
ton, Robert R.
Author:
Cram 101
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Field work
Subject:
Geology -- Field work.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
General
Subject:
Geology-General
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Geology & Geophysics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographies and index.
Series Volume:
265
Publication Date:
August 1985
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.68x5.56x.97 in. 1.33 lbs.

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