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Principles of Rock Deformation

By: Adolphe Nicolas(Author), SW Morel(Translated by)
Principles of Rock Deformation
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  • Principles of Rock Deformation ISBN: 9789027723697 Paperback Jan 1987 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Originally published in French, this book looks at deformation processes in rocks, bot the theory and mechanisms, as well as how to interpret structures found in the field.


1. Introduction
2. Strain and Stress
3. Theory of Discontinuous Deformation
4. Mechanisms of Continuous Deformation
5. Discontinuous Deformation: Structures, Interpretations
6. Structures Caused by Homogeneous Deformation
7. Interpretation of Continuous Homogeneous Deformation Structures
8. Continuous Heterogeneous Deformation: Typical Structures
9. Folds

Appendix I. Tensorial Analysis of Strain and Stress
Appendix II. Measurement of Finite Strain
Appendix III. Cyclospherical Projections and Figures

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By: Adolphe Nicolas(Author), SW Morel(Translated by)
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"The international standing of the author and the clarity of his explanation and illustration make the book a worthwhile addition to libraries worldwide."
Geological Magazine (about the French edition)

"[...] it will prove valuable not only in undergraduate structural geology courses, but also to the interested non-specialist. The book is well illustrated with abundant line diagrams."
Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society

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