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Geology in the Field

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By: Robert R Compton

398 pages, B/w Illus, figs tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Dec 1986 | #14134 | ISBN: 0471843245
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Hardback | Dec 1985 | #14135 | ISBN: 0471829021
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About this book

A guide to advances in the increasingly broad and interpretive discipline of formation mapping theory.


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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