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Geological Field Techniques [Paperback]

Angela L. Coe
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8 Oct 2010 1444330624 978-1444330625 1
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. Geological Field Techniques is designed for students, amateur enthusiasts and professionals who have a background in geology and wish to collect field data on rocks and geological features. Teaching aspects of this textbook include: step–by–step guides to essential practical skills such as using a compass–clinometer, making a geological map and drawing a field sketch; tricks of the trade, checklists, flow charts and short worked examples; over 200 illustrations of a wide range of field notes, maps and geological features; appendices with the commonly used rock description and classification diagrams; a supporting website hosted by Wiley Blackwell.

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (8 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444330624
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444330625
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 18.8 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 112,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"It is highly informative, attractively designed and illustrated, reasonably priced and has its corners already rounded to survive in the rucksack. It deserves to be widely used." ( Geological Magazine , February 2011)

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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. Geological Field Techniques is designed for students, amateur enthusiasts and professionals who have a background in geology and wish to collect field data on rocks and geological features. Teaching aspects of this textbook include: step–by–step guides to essential practical skills such as using a compass–clinometer, making a geological map and drawing a field sketch; tricks of the trade, checklists, flow charts and short worked examples; over 200 illustrations of a wide range of field notes, maps and geological features; appendices with the commonly used rock description and classification diagrams; a supporting website hosted by Wiley Blackwell.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Geological Field Techniques 22 July 2011
By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE
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I understand that this book was written to answer all of the field technique questions that arise on field trips. I bought it because I thought it might be useful. I found it to be a high quality OU book (no surprises there) that does what is says in the title. It is packed with useful information needed by anyone going on geology field trips and the author has created a very clear product. I would recommend it to anyone interested in this field.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Field Geology 17 Oct 2011
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This is a superb book for anybody who wants to learn how to collect data on rocks in a systematic and scientific way. The key section on creating a field notebook is the best I have seen. Whilst there is the presumption that the reader will already have a good understanding of geology, that skill can come through personal reading, or undertaking a degree in the subject. Geology is such a fascinating subject that it has always benefitted from the work of the amateur (i.e. the non-vocational geologist) and they will enjoy this book as much as the undergraduate and seasoned professional.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable 16 Sep 2011
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This book is clear, informative and well illustrated. To anyone interested in geology this is a great help in interpretting the depositional environment and strata seen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for Geology students especialy OU 4 Sep 2011
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Great reference tool and revision aid to geology course work, as well as its primary purpose of informing and instructing on field work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book 28 Feb 2014
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Book arrived on time and in good condition, can't fault the service
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in, or currently involved in, geological fieldwork
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