Structural Geology

Structural Geology

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This state-of-the-art text offers students balanced coverage of the full range of topics, supported by a wealth of outstanding illustrations and photographs. The text opens with an overview of basic geologic principles that paves the way for a better understanding of structural geology. The topics of stress and strain, deformation mechanisms, and strain measurement provide a foundation upon which the text's remaining coverage is built. Self-contained chapters meet instructor's individual needs. A brief introduction to geophysical techniques, principally seismic reflection and refraction, Earth magnetism, and gravity, enhances a better understanding of crustal structures. This latest edition has been revised for greater clarity and to incorporate the most current technical information possible. *Provides balanced coverage of all topics, supported by numerous illustrations and photographs. *An introductory review of fundamental geologic principles and laws, geochronology, and principles of equilibrium gives students a strong foundation and prepares them for subsequent topics. *Essays in each chapter encourage further study in key subjects. Each chapter offers a short section on an adA goal of this book is to bridge the gap between older, less quantitative, texts and newer, but more advanced, mathematical structural geology books.

Title:Structural Geology
Author: Robert D. Hatcher
Publisher:Macmillan Publishing Company - 1995

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