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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Introduction to Structure of Earth,
This review is from: Introducing Geology: A Guide to the World of Rocks (Earth Sciences) (Paperback)
This is a slim but beautifully produced volume produced on 134 pages of glossy paper with many clear colour photographs and some diagrams. It moves from the microscopic structure of rocks through to landscape formation and on to continents and a currently topical section on earthquakes and fault lines. The index functions also as a useful glossary, making the book suitable for those with no previous knowledge of the subject, for whom I can highly recommend it.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Introducing Geology,
What an amazing little book! Graham Park has got it just right. It is only short - 134 pages - but it crams in a great deal of interesting material and makes you want to find out more. This book covers many features from the macro-aspects of geology e.g. plate tectonics to the micro-aspects e.g.small fossils in various types of rock. There is another book in the series that covers fossils, so the chapter on that topic is quite short. Each chapter uses bold type to emphasise important terms and would be helpful to students or interested amateurs.
To get a really good overview of the range of fields covered by geology, this book would be an ideal first book. It could be of use, for instance, to a student starting on an A level course in geology, for someone trying to make up their mind what to do at university or a general interest group in the U3A. To help readers understand what they are reading about, there is a 20 page glossary covering a wide variety of useful terms and giving pages on which further explanations or descriptions may be found.
As for illustrations, the book has a good range of colour photographs from different parts of the world illustrating main features e.g. volcanoes, unconformities and glaciation. On a different scale there are also smaller aspects e.g. a photomicrograph of olivine gabbro under polarised light. In addition there are many diagrams of features such as magma chambers, crystal structures and continental movements; these are very clear and really enhance the descriptions and explanations provided.
The book finishes with a chapter on geology and industry written in a clear and concise way. An excellent book which is very good value and has the power to excite, to move the reader on to more detailed study.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Introducing Geology. A guide to the World of Rocks,
I bought this as a Christmas present for my wife. She is interested in geology to the extent that when we are on holiday she is always checking out the hills and mountains that have been exposed. She has read quite a few books on the subject and said that after reading the guide to the World of Rocks, a number of facts that she had previously read had now been clarified.
5.0 out of 5 stars Geology. A guide to the World of Rocks.,
I find this booklet helps me understand more about geology and amswers a lot of my questions. Interesting and informative.
4.0 out of 5 stars All in one,
This is money well spent. All you need to know to start your own rock-expedition is provided to you in this book
5.0 out of 5 stars Compact, targeted and informing.,
Compact, targeted and informing. You can carry in your pocket, get the core of what you are asking, and check many photos.
5.0 out of 5 stars INTRODUCING GEOLOGY,
Always been interested in this subject but never really had the opportunity of getting involved. This little book - a bargain at its price - is well worth getting. It goes into some detail but not too much that it leaves you mentally exhausted or puts you off the subject completely.
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book,
I studied geology in french. This book summarizes everything you need to know about geology, rocks, fossils, plate tectonics, volcanoes, ...
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite cool!,
It gives a lot of important information to people interesting in Geology. Some terms have to be discovered further; but since Geology is their hobby I don't think they wouldn't mind searching for them.
At the same time, makes a good review for professionals to refresh their knowledge, especially to those half related to the topic.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read,
Glad to have it on my book shelf. I am a hobby geologist and you don't have to be a nerd to understand this one.
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Introducing Geology: A Guide to the World of Rocks by Graham Park