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Geology in the Field

Geology in the Field

  • Author: Robert R. Compton,Robert R.. Compton,W. Dale Compton
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 398
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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.

Geology in the field

Geology in the field

the jubilee volume, 1858-1908

  • Author: Geologists' Association
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 916
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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.

Field Geology in the British Isles

Field Geology in the British Isles

A Guide to Regional Excursions

  • Author: J. G. C. Anderson
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 1483293130
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 354
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The first book to cover geological excursions for the whole of the British Isles. Information on the best means of studying geology in the field in the British Isles is followed by descriptions of 194 geological itineraries based on a number of centres and a final chapter on the geology evident on 31 journeys by road, rail and coastal boat. Sketch maps indicate the routes of all the excursions with maps showing the geology of each region. These are detailed for those areas for which modern geological maps are not available.

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.

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.

Sedimentgesteine im Gelände

Sedimentgesteine im Gelände

Ein illustrierter Leitfaden

  • Author: D.A.V. Stow
  • Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783827420152
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 315
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Konzepte und Vorstellungen ändern sich in der Sedimentologie schnell, was bleibt ist die Geländearbeit und die Erhebung von Daten als Basis der Wissenschaft. Dieses Buch ist ein Bestimmungsatlas, der hilft, Sedimentgesteine im Gelände zu erkennen und zu beschreiben. Der Benutzer erfährt, was er im Gelände beobachten und aufzeichnen muss, und wie er die Daten richtig interpretiert. Alle wesentlichen Arten von Sedimentgesteinen werden in über 450 hervorragenden Fotos und erklärenden Zeichnungen dargestellt. Im Einführungskapitel werden die Klassifikationen und die Haupttypen der Sedimentgesteine sowie auch deren wirtschaftliche Bedeutung vorgestellt. Der Autor beschreibt dann die wichtigsten Geländemethoden und die grundsätzlichen Eigenschaften von Sedimentgesteinen. Jedem Haupttyp von Sedimentgesteinen entspricht ein Kapitel. Der Interpretation von Fazies und Ablagerungsbedingungen ist im letzten Kapitel breiter Raum gewidmet. Das Buch ist ein unentbehrliches Hilfsmittel für Studenten der Geowissenschaften, Geologen im Beruf sowie für Amateure.

Exploring Geology on the Isle of Arran

Exploring Geology on the Isle of Arran

A Set of Field Exercises that Introduce the Practical Skills of Geological Science

  • Author: C. J. Nicholas
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521635554
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 234
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This dynamic workbook helps first-year undergraduates and A-level students solve a series of fundamental geological problems in this classic teaching location.

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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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

Grundfragen auf dem Gebiete der Geomechanik / Principles in the Field of Geomechanics

Grundfragen auf dem Gebiete der Geomechanik / Principles in the Field of Geomechanics

XIV. Kolloquium der Österreichischen Regionalgruppe (i. Gr.) der Internationalen Gesellschaft für Felsmechanik / 14th Symposium of the Austrian Regional Group (i. f.) of the International Society for Rock Mechanics Salzburg, 27. und 28. September 1963

  • Author: International Society for rock Mechanics,Leopold Müller,C. Fairhurst
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3662257033
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 199
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AGI data sheets

AGI data sheets

for geology in the field, laboratory, and office

  • Author: Richard Vincent Dietrich,J. Thomas Dutro,Richard Martin Foose
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 150
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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.

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 in Petroleum Production

Geology in Petroleum Production

  • Author: A.J. Dikkers
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780080868783
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 238
  • View: 2000
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A practical book for geologists involved in petroleum production, here is a comprehensive review of basic techniques in production geology, the links with related subjects, and the function of geologists in the planning and operation of all phases of oilfield development. The first part discusses the basic techniques used in the analysis and graphic representation of the stratigraphy, tectonic structure, reservoir sedimentology and hydrocarbon distribution of an oilfield. The second part describes how this knowledge is applied in the various phases of field development. The mutual support between production geology and neighbouring disciplines such as seismology, log interpretation, reservoir engineering is stressed. Throughout the book, the text is secondary to the illustrations; these are examples, mostly hypothetical, of conditions and techniques discussed, designed so as to bring out as clearly as possible the importance of the points made. It is thus an ideal book for graduate students, specializing in petroleum geology and for participants in post-graduate courses, in universities or within industry.

Field Geology of High-Grade Gneiss Terrains

Field Geology of High-Grade Gneiss Terrains

  • Author: Cees W. Passchier,John S. Myers,Alfred Kröner
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642760139
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 150
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Although there are numerous publications on the geology of high-grade gneiss terrains, few descriptions exist of how to map and carry out structural analysis in these terrains. Textbooks on structural geology concentrate on technIques appli cable to low-grade terrains. Geologists who have no experience of mapping high-grade gneisses are often at a loss as to how to apply techniques to high grade rocks that were developed for low to medium grade metamorphic terrains. Any study of deep crustal processes and their development through time should begin with examination of the primary data source - outcrops of high grade metamorphic terrains. We feel that the urge to apply advanced techniques of fabric analysis, petrology, geochemistry, isotope geochemistry and age deter mination to these rocks often results in brief sampling trips in which there is little, if any analysis of the structural and metamorphic history revealed by outcrop patterns. Many studies of the metamorphic petrology and geochemistry of high-grade gneiss terrains make ineffective use of available field data, often because the authors are unaware of structural complexities and of the ways to recognise and use them. This is unfortunate, because much data can be collected in the field at minimal cost that cannot easily, if at all, be obtained from material in the laboratory. The primary igneous or sedimentary nature of a rock, the relative age of intrusive veins, and the sequence of deformation that they under went, can usually best be determined by straightforward observation in the field.

Geology of the Muddy Mountains, Nevada

Geology of the Muddy Mountains, Nevada

With a Section Through the Virgin Range to the Grand Wash Cliffs, Arizona

  • Author: Chester Ray Longwell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: 152
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