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Geological Field Techniques

Geological Field Techniques

  • Author: Angela L. Coe
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 144434823X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 336
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The understanding of Earth processes and environments over geological time is highly dependent upon both the experience that can only be gained through doing fieldwork, and the collection of reliable data and appropriate samples in the field. This textbook explains the main data gathering techniques used by geologists in the field and the reasons for these, with emphasis throughout on how to make effective field observations and record these in suitable formats. Equal weight is given to assembling field observations from igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock types. There are also substantial chapters on producing a field notebook, collecting structural information, recording fossil data and constructing geological maps. The volume is in a robust and handy size, with colour coded chapters for ease of use and quick reference in the field. Geological Field Techniques is designed for students, amateur enthusiasts and professionals who have a background in geology and wish to collect field data on rocks and geological features. Teaching aspects of this textbook include: step-by-step guides to essential practical skills such as using a compass-clinometer, making a geological map and drawing a field sketch; tricks of the trade, checklists, flow charts and short worked examples; over 200 illustrations of a wide range of field notes, maps and geological features; appendices with the commonly used rock description and classification diagrams; a supporting website hosted by Wiley Blackwell.

The Field Guide to Geology

The Field Guide to Geology

  • Author: David Lambert
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438130058
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: 298
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Presents an illustrated field guide to geology that explains the evolution of the Earth.

Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas

Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas

A Field Guide to Favorite Places from Chimney Rock to Charleston

  • Author: Kevin G. Stewart,Mary-Russell Roberson
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469625733
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 320
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How were the Appalachian Mountains formed? Are the barrier islands moving? Is there gold in the Carolinas? The answers to these questions and many more appear in this reader-friendly guide to the geology of North Carolina and South Carolina. Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas pairs a brief geological history of the region with 31 field trips to easily accessible, often familiar sites in both states where readers can observe firsthand the evidence of geologic change found in rocks, river basins, mountains, waterfalls, and coastal land formations. Geologist Kevin Stewart and science writer Mary-Russell Roberson begin by explaining techniques geologists use to "read" rocks, the science of plate tectonics, and the formation of the Carolinas. The field trips that follow are arranged geographically by region, from the Blue Ridge to the Piedmont to the Coastal Plain. Richly illustrated and accompanied by a helpful glossary of geologic terms, this field guide is a handy and informative carry-along for hikers, tourists, teachers, and families--anyone interested in the science behind the sights at their favorite Carolina spots. Includes field trips to: Grandfather Mountain, N.C. Linville Falls, N.C. Caesars Head State Park, S.C. Reed Gold Mine, N.C. Pilot Mountain State Park, N.C. Raven Rock State Park, N.C. Sugarloaf Mountain, S.C. Santee State Park, S.C. Jockey's Ridge State Park, N.C. Carolina Beach State Park, N.C. and 21 more sites in the Carolinas! Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

A Field Manual for the Amateur Geologist

A Field Manual for the Amateur Geologist

Tools and Activities for Exploring Our Planet

  • Author: Alan M. Cvancara
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 335
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Praise for the first edition . . . "A must-have volume for rock and fossil collectors, naturalists, and travelers . . . ideal for the nature enthusiast with little or no background in geology." -Earth "Cvancara's Field Manual is the book for which I have been waiting for many years!" This fascinating guide is an important resource you'll want to have with you on any outdoor vacation, nature walk, or rock hunting expedition. A Field Manual for the Amateur Geologist not only describes the science of geology, but also shows you how to do geology in the field. This book introduces the geologist's core concepts, tools, and techniques and requires no prior training in geology. Beginners will learn to identify landforms, minerals, rocks, and fossils and experience, firsthand, all the excitement of geological discovery. More experienced "rockhounds" will find a wealth of useful information as well, including: Easy-to-use mineral keys and landform keys Unique chapters on the geologist's approach, exploring the geology of North American national parks, sleuthing stones, and prospecting for gold Over 200 photographs and drawings Lists of geological museums, geological surveys, and other resources Whether you are an amateur geologist, fossil hunter, naturalist, or simply a traveler with an inquiring mind, this handy field manual is sure to become a constant companion on your explorations of our planet.

The Field Guide to New Zealand Geology

The Field Guide to New Zealand Geology

An Introduction to Rocks, Minerals and Fossils

  • Author: Jocelyn Thornton
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143202592
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: 276
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This is the first field guide written for the general public and beginners in geology in New Zealand. Now fully revised and updated, it shows travellers in New Zealand something of the tremendous variety of our rocks, minerals and fossils and describes what to look for in many areas where rock formations are prominent. It covers the history of New Zealand from its beginnings on the sea floor some 600 million years ago to its present patchwork landscape of volcano, range and plain. This land was formed from many different layers of rock - volcanic flows, forest debris, ocean mud. All these have special characteristics, which are explained and illustrated to enable readers to find the layers and understand their origins and what they can tell us about the landscapes of the past. The crystals that grew in the rocks and the remains of living creatures that were preserved are also illustrated and described. Written in simplified terms, it includes an introductory chapter on general geology, A geological time chart and quick reference maps of the North Island and the South Island for travellers.

Geology of Ireland

Geology of Ireland

A Field Guide

  • Author: Pat Meere,Ivor MacCarthy,John Reavy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781848891661
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 372
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A beautifully illustrated field guide to Ireland's geology, which is both varied and spectacular.

The Field Description of Igneous Rocks

The Field Description of Igneous Rocks

  • Author: Dougal Jerram,Nick Petford
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119957176
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
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The Second Edition of this unique pocket field guide has been thoroughly revised and updated to include advances in physical volcanology, emplacement of magmas and interpreting structures and textures in igneous rocks. The book integrates new field based techniques (AMS and geophysical studies of pluton shape) with new topics on magma mixing and mingling, sill emplacement and magma sediment interaction. Part of the successful Field Guide series, this book includes revised sections on granitic and basaltic rocks and for the first time a new chapter on the engineering properties of igneous rocks. The Geological Field Guide Series is specifically designed for scientists and students to use in the field when information and resources may be more difficult to access. Many editions have been updated for 2011 and the guides are: Student-friendly in design and cost Durable Lightweight Pocket-sized Reliable Concise Visit the series homepage at www.wiley.com/go/geologicalfield

Sedimentary Rocks in the Field

Sedimentary Rocks in the Field

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Maurice E. Tucker
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119957516
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
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This fourth edition builds on the success of previous editions and for the first time is produced in full colour throughout with improved photos and diagrams. It retains its popular pocket size and is an essential buy for all students working in the field. The text shows how sedimentary rocks are tackled in the field and has been written for all those with a geological background. It describes how the features of sedimentary rocks can be recorded in the field particularly through the construction of graphic logs. In succeeding chapters the various sedimentary rock types, textures and structures are discussed and shown how they can be described and measured in the field. There are expanded sections on trace fossils and volcaniclastics along with updated reference list. Finally a concluding section deals briefly with facies identification and points the ways towards facies interpretations, and the identification of sequences and cycles. Key Features: Full colour throughout with improved photos, figures and diagrams in a modern layout. Complete revision and update of best selling textbook which is part of the highly successful Field Guide series. Expanded sections on trace fossils and volcaniclastics along with updated reference list. Handy pocket size with laminated cover. Includes supplementary website with downloadable logging sheets for fieldwork activities.

Geology of Michigan

Geology of Michigan

  • Author: John Adam Dorr,Donald F. Eschman
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472082803
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 476
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Studies the land and waters of Michigan

Field Geology, Illustrated

Field Geology, Illustrated

  • Author: Terry S. Maley
  • Publisher: Gem Guides Book Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 316
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An excellent field reference to aid in recognizing, interpreting and describing geologic features at the outcrop. Detailed descriptions, illustrations and photographs of geologic features in their field setting.

Sedimentary Rocks in the Field

Sedimentary Rocks in the Field

A Color Guide

  • Author: Dorrik A. V. Stow
  • Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780123694515
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
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"Ideas and concepts in sedimentology are changing rapidly, but field work and data collection remain the basis of the science. This book is intended as a guide to the recognition and description of sedimentary rocks in the field. It aims to help students and professional geologists know what to observe and record, and how best to interpret this data. The emphasis is on illustrating the principal types of sedimentary rocks, which is accomplished through more than 450 color photos and explanatory drawings. The introductory chapter defines the main types of sedimentary rocks, their classification, and their economic significance. The author then goes on to describe standard field techniques and provides a comprehensive summary of the principal characteristics of sedimentary rocks. Additional chapters cover each of the main rock types and describe how to interpret rocks and their features in terms of depositional environments." "This book is an ideal field companion for undergraduate and graduate students of geology, environmental sciences, hydrogeology, oceanography, and more. Professionals in petroleum geology and resource management, as well as budding geologists, will also find this to be an indispensable reference."--BOOK JACKET.

Geology in the Field

Geology in the Field

The Jubilee Volume of the Geologists' Association (1858-1908)

  • Author: Geologists' Association
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: N.A
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Field Geology

Field Geology

  • Author: Frederic Henry Lahee
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: 528
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Geology of Newfoundland

Geology of Newfoundland

Touring Through Time at 48 Scenic Sites

  • Author: Martha Hild
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781927099070
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 272
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A guide to 48 sites of geologic interest on the island of Newfoundland - one of North America's prime destinations for rock enthusiasts. Maps, GPS waypoints, and travel directions make it easy for anyone to visit breathtaking, informative locations both on and off the beaten track. Colour photographs and accompanying descriptions capture the appeal and significance of the rocks at each site.

Mountains and Minerals/Rivers and Rocks

Mountains and Minerals/Rivers and Rocks

A Geologist’s Notes from the Field

  • Author: M.D. Picard
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1468464442
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 168
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In this collection of essays, M. Dane (`Duke') Picard takes the reader on journeys across deserts, mountains, canyons, and rivers from the American Southwest to Italy and France. His blend of vivid description and humor evokes the rugged days of field petroleum geology in the Great Plains and pastel Badlands of Utah and Wyoming in the 1950s and later days unlocking the geological secrets of sandstone in the Rockies. Along the way, he pokes gentle fun at the academic life in stories that will make anyone smile who's ever sat on a faculty committee or chaired a professional meeting. The final essays on his travels through Provence and Italy are rich with details of the beauty and the history - both human and geological - of the regions. M.D. Picard is the author of numerous professional articles and books, and has served as president of the National Association of Geology Teachers, the Society of Sedimentary Geology, and the Rocky Mountain section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He is well known to the geological community for the essays and book reviews he has published over the last ten years in geoscience journals and magazines.

A field guide to the geology of Madeira

A field guide to the geology of Madeira

  • Author: Christopher J. Burton,James G. MacDonald,Geological Society of Glasgow
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 106
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Coal Geology

Coal Geology

  • Author: Larry Thomas
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118385721
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 472
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Coal Geology, second edition, offers a thoroughly revised and updated edition of this popular book which provides a comprehensive overview of the field of coal geology. Coal Geology covers all aspects of coal geology in one volume, bridging the gap between the academic aspects and the practical role of geology in the coal industry. The object of the book is to provide the reader with a with a description of the origins of coal together with the physical and chemical properties of coal and coal petrology before proceeding to cover all areas of coal exploration, production and use. Bridges the gap between academic aspects of coal geology and the practical role of geology in the coal industry Examines historical and stratigraphical geology, together with mining, environmental issues, geophysics and hydrogeology and the marketing of coal Defines worldwide coal resource classifications and methods of calculation Addresses the alternative uses of coal as a source of energy, together with the environmental implications of coal usage Includes improved illustrations including a colour section Offers a global approach covering expanding fields in America, China and India The truly global approach, drawn from the international experiences of the author, recognizes the growing role of coal use in emerging markets. With fully revised coverage of the latest modelling techniques, environmental legislation, equipment and recording methods, the second edition offers a truly invaluable resource for anyone studying, researching or working in the field of coal geology, geotechnical and mining engineering and environmental science.