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The Practical Geologist: The Introductory Guide to the Basics of Geology and to Collecting and Identifying Rocks

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From exploring the basic principles of geology to starting a rock and mineral collection, The Practical Geologist is the perfect introduction to the world of earth science.

Beginning with a history of the earth's formation and development, this book explores the substances that compose the planet, movements within the earth, the surface effects of weather and water, and underground landscapes.

It shows you how to search for, identify, and extract samples of various rocks and minerals, and for each rock and mineral type there is a brief mineralogy and explanation of its locations. There are also sections on mapping, preparing, and curating specimens, and geological sites on the six continents.

Packed with more than 200 full-color illustrations, this comprehensive guide is the essential practical companion for natural science enthusiasts everywhere.

Synopsis:

Via words and pictures, this book explores the Earth's formation and development, the substances that compose the planet, movements within the Earth, and much more. 200 four-color photos; line drawings throughout. Index.

Synopsis:

From exploring the basic principles of geology to starting a rock and mineral collection, The Practical Geologist is the perfect introduction to the world of earth science.

Beginning with a history of the earth's formation and development, this book explores the substances that compose the planet, movements within the earth, the surface effects of weather and water, and underground landscapes.

It shows you how to search for, identify, and extract samples of various rocks and minerals, and for each rock and mineral type there is a brief mineralogy and explanation of its locations. There are also sections on mapping, preparing, and curating specimens, and geological sites on the six continents.

Packed with more than 200 full-color illustrations, this comprehensive guide is the essential practical companion for natural science enthusiasts everywhere.

About the Author

Dougal Dixon was a geology student in college and now is a well-known writer specializing in the earth sciences. He took part in the 1985 and 1987 British Open University/Earthwatch expeditions to the Askja caldera in central Iceland. Previous books include After Man: A Zoology of the Future, The New Dinosaurs, Man After Man, and Time Exposure.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

WHAT IS A PRACTICAL GEOLOGIST?

THE HISTORY OF THE EARTH

The Development of the Solar System

The Earth Solidifies

Inside the Earth

The Evidence for the Theories

THE SUBSTANCE OF THE EARTH

Minerals — Rock Components

Mineral Shapes

Mineral Identification

Analyzing Minerals with Light

Common Minerals

The Rock Cycle and Igneous Rocks

The Rock Cycle and Sedimentary Rocks

The Rock Cycle and Metamorphic Rocks

EARTH MOVEMENTS

Plate Tectonics

Field Equipment

Using Field Equipment

Preparing a Field Notebook

Rock Deformations

Small-Scale Structures

Igneous Structures

THE EARTH'S STORY BOOK

History in the Rocks

Sedimentary Sequences

Unconformities

Fossils

EROSION AND GEOMORPHOLOGY

The Weather Cycle and the Effect of Rivers

River Patterns

Underground Landscapes

Ice

Coastal Erosion

Coastal Accretion

Homo Destructus

FIELD WORK TECHNIQUE

Techniques for Igneous Rocks

Techniques for Sedimentary Rocks

Techniques for Metamorphic Rocks and Drift

Granite

Dolerite

Basalt

Rhyolite and Andesite

Limestone

Chalk

Sandstone

Fine-Grained Sedimentary Rocks

Slate

Schist

Gneiss

Village Geology

Urban Geology

MAPPING

Mapping 1

Mapping 2

Mapping 3

Mapping 4

Mapping 5

Preparing and Curating Specimens

Preparing Reports

GEOLOGICAL SITES

Australia

Asia

Europe

Africa

South America

North America

GEOLOGICAL TIME SCALE

GLOSSARY

INDEX

CREDITS

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671746971
Editor:
Bernor, Raymond I.
Author:
Bernor, Raymond I.
Author:
Dixon, Dougal
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Guidebooks
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Geology -- Guidebooks.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Geology-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. AGES 9068
Publication Date:
August 1992
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.5 x 9.75 in 17.395 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Via words and pictures, this book explores the Earth's formation and development, the substances that compose the planet, movements within the Earth, and much more. 200 four-color photos; line drawings throughout. Index.
"Synopsis" by , From exploring the basic principles of geology to starting a rock and mineral collection, The Practical Geologist is the perfect introduction to the world of earth science.

Beginning with a history of the earth's formation and development, this book explores the substances that compose the planet, movements within the earth, the surface effects of weather and water, and underground landscapes.

It shows you how to search for, identify, and extract samples of various rocks and minerals, and for each rock and mineral type there is a brief mineralogy and explanation of its locations. There are also sections on mapping, preparing, and curating specimens, and geological sites on the six continents.

Packed with more than 200 full-color illustrations, this comprehensive guide is the essential practical companion for natural science enthusiasts everywhere.

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