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Geological Field Techniques

Coe, Angela; Argles, Thomas; Rothery, David and Spicer, Robert (2010). Geological Field Techniques. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell in association with the OU.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Open University
ISBN: 1-4443-3061-6, 978-1-4443-3061-8
Extra Information: Geological Field Techniques Companion Website
Additional resources for Geological Field Techniques, including: *Figures and Tables from the book for downloading *Additional observation photos *Health and Safety forms *Worked exercises and answers *Lists of useful links prepared by the authors

Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
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Item ID: 27599
Depositing User: Angela Coe
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2011 13:43
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 11:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/27599
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