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  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (28 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521863929
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521863926
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 3.2 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 781,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This is an exceptionally comprehensive and timely book. Fractures and fracturing provide the key controls on virtually all of the important geological processes in the lithosphere and yet are commonly marginalized in traditional structural geology texts. This book redresses that imbalance and is therefore an extremely welcome and overdue addition to the literature. It covers rock fractures at all scales, and every aspect of rock fracturing from basic theory to field applications. It features detailed analysis of real field data and many helpful worked examples. It will prove invaluable to advanced undergraduates and graduate students as well as to geological researchers. It should be on everyone's bookshelf.' Philip Meredith, University College London

'Agust Gudmundsson brings to Rock Fractures in Geological Processes decades of astute field observations from Iceland and around the world. He combines this rich observational background with careful quantitative analysis based on a thorough knowledge of rock mechanics. This volume is an excellent textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a 'must have' reference volume for anyone interested in the fracturing and faulting of rocks on land or beneath the sea.' Ken C. Macdonald, University of California, Santa Barbara

'This systematic account of fracturing and brittle deformation in geological processes is very well written and develops the theoretical concepts from first principles. The author is well known for his innovative combination of theoretical analysis and field observations, and he provides an excellent summary of fracture development phenomena and deformation in brittle environments. With clear illustrations and many good field images that support explanation of the key concepts, this book will be of particular interest [to] students and researchers of volcanic processes and deformation in volcanic rift systems.' Stephen Sparks, University of Bristol

'… geoscientists who enjoy the quantitative treatment of structural geology, and geomechanics will find this book useful. Students and academicians who possess an advanced knowledge of engineering mathematics will find the quantitative treatments and exercises to be readily understandable … Gudmundsson deserves great credit for this fine book. His methodical approach to covering so much detail, while at the same time separating out the more rigorous details, makes it an impressive addition to the library of any geoscientist working in geomechanics … keeps you engaged due to its liberal use of graphical and photographic visual aids and worked exercises at the end of each chapter.' David J. Scarpato, Environmental and Engineering Geoscience

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This book investigates fracture processes and fluid transport in the crust. Building from basic concepts, and illustrated with worked examples, it provides step-by-step calculations enabling readers to practise formulating and testing models. With many additional examples and exercises online, it is a vital resource for students, researchers and industry professionals.

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By GregMan on 29 Feb. 2012
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I bought this book for my MSc and it was invaluable, it covers every aspect of fractures in great detail and is useful for 2nd year geologist and up. The diagrams are clear,the text is easy to read and follow, and there are plenty of maths related problems (which the book give answers for in each chapter).
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It rocks 25 July 2012
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This book was as clear and descriptive as its title, explaining from scratch (yes) the main concepts of rock fracturing and how the selected theories are applied to actual fractures and faults. The Kindle version I purchased displays all the formulas and explanatory figures quite well. The final chapters include some discussions and examples on fluid flow, suitable for e.g. geothermal studies. Images and colour pictures can be freely downloaded from the publisher's website.
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