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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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|
|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)|
|Depositing User:||Angela Coe|
|Date Deposited:||09 Feb 2011 13:43|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2012 14:30|
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