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The Mapping of Geological Structures

Handbook / Manual

By: KR McClay

161 pages, B/w photos, illus, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Dec 2004 | Edition: 2 | #133591 | ISBN: 0471497606
Out of Print Details
Paperback | Aug 1991 | Edition: 1 | #11865 | ISBN: 0471932434
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About this book

Detailed mapping and analysis of the structural features of rocks enable the 3D geometry of their structures to be reconstructed. The resulting evidence of the stresses and movement patterns which rocks have undergone indicates the processes by which they were formed, and allows evaluation of past deformations of the earth's crust. Written to show how one actually describes, measures and records rock structures such as folds and faults with the emphasis on accuracy, detail and on-going interpretation throughout, The Mapping of Geological Structures gives students and enthusiasts the practical information and guidance which allows their fieldwork to become vastly more rewarding.

"[...] the author is to be congratulated on producing such an excellent text. The whole range of mapping techniques that an undergraduate student will require are described and the book will still be immense help to post-graduates setting out on their research work. The book represents extremely good value and is thoroughly recommended."
 – C.R.L. Friend, Mineralogical Magazine


- Acknowledgements
- Introduction
- Mapping Techniques
- Fold Structures
- Foliations
- Linear Structures
- Faults and Shear Zones
- Joint, Veins, and Stylolites
- Polyphase Deformation
- First Steps in Overall Interpretation and Analysis
- References and Further Reading
- Appendices

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