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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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Geology in Petroleum Production

Geology in Petroleum Production

  • Author: A.J. Dikkers
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780080868783
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 238
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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.

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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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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Geology in the Nineteenth Century

Geology in the Nineteenth Century

Changing Views of a Changing World

  • Author: Mott T. Greene
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 1501704737
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 328
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In this clear and comprehensive introduction to developments in geological theory during the nineteenth century, Mott T. Greene asserts that the standard accounts of nineteenth-century geology, which dwell on the work of Anglo-American scientists, have obscured the important contributions of Continental geologists; he balances this traditional emphasis with a close study of the innovations of the French, German, Austro-Hungarian, and Swiss geologists whose comprehensive theory of earth history actually dominated geological thought of the time. Greene's account of the Continental scientists places the history of geology in a new light: it demonstrates that scientific interest in the late nineteenth century shifted from uniform and steady processes to periodic and cyclic events—rather than the other way around, as the Anglo-American view has represented it. He also puts continental drift theory in its context, showing that it was not a revolutionary idea but one that emerged naturally from the Continental geologists' foremost subject of study-the origin of mountains, oceans, and continents. A careful inquiry into the nature of geology as a field poised between natural history and physical science, Geology in the Nineteenth Century will interest students and scholars of geology, geophysics, and geography as well as intellectual historians and historians of science.

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.

The Geology of the Carolinas

The Geology of the Carolinas

Carolina Geological Society Fiftieth Anniversary Volume

  • Author: J. Wright Horton
  • Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • ISBN: 9780870496622
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 406
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To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the Carolina Geological Society invited forty-three authors to contribute to the creation of The Geology of the Carolinas. The only comprehensive, modern treatment of the subject, the volume has been prepared for a diverse readership ranging from undergraduate students to specialists in the fields of geology and related earth sciences. Following the editors' general introduction are chapters on Precambrian and Paleozoic metamorphic and igneous rocks of the Appalachian Blue Ridge and Piedmont; rocks of early Mesozoic rift basins, formed just before the opening of the Atlantic Ocean; Cretaceous and Tertiary sedimentary deposits of the Atlantic Coastal Plain; Quaternary geology and geomorphology; Cenozoic tectonism, including evidence for the recurrence of large earthquakes near Charleston; and an overview of mineral resources in the Carolinas. The book includes an index of field guides produced by the society and a thorough bibliography. By introducing exciting new concepts and focusing on challenging problems on the frontiers of research, this authoritative book will stimulate research in the years to come. The Editors: J. Wright Horton, Jr., is a research geologist for the United States Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia. Victor A. Zullo is a professor of geology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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
  • View: 1974
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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.

Military Geology in War and Peace

Military Geology in War and Peace

  • Author: James R. Underwood,Peter L. Guth
  • Publisher: Geological Society of America
  • ISBN: 0813741130
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 245
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In warfare, military geologists pursue five main categories of work: tactical and strategic terrain analysis, fortifications and tunneling, resource acquisition, defense installations, and field construction and logistics. In peace, they train for wartime operations and may be involved in peace-keeping and nation-building exercises. In addition to the introductory paper this volume includes 24 papers, covering selected aspects of the history of military geology from the early 19th century through the recent Persian Gulf war.

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 George Stewart,Mary-Russell Roberson
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 298
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How were the Appalachian Mountains formed? Are the barrier islands moving? Where is there gold in the Carolinas? Find answers to these questions and many more in this reader-friendly guide to the geology of North Carolina and South Carolina.

Geology of the Lewistown Coal Field, Montana

Geology of the Lewistown Coal Field, Montana

  • Author: William R. Calvert
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Coal
  • Page: 83
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