Practical Geologist

ISBN-10: 0671746979

ISBN-13: 9780671746971

Edition: 1992

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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 8/15/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Dougal Dixon was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1947. He received a bachelor of science degree in geology from the University of St. Andrews in 1970 and a master of science degree in 1972. He entered the publishing field in 1973 and became a freelancer in 1980. He is an internationally recognized authority on dinosaurs and is one of the most popular science writers in the United Kingdom. His books include After Man: A Zoology of the Future, The New Dinosaurs, Man After Man, and Time Exposure (aka The Age of Dinosaurs). He has also served as a special advisor for programs and motion pictures about dinosaurs in the United States, Great Britain and Japan. He received the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Journalism by the Educational Press Association of America in 1993, the Helen Roney Sattler Award in 1993, the Children's Book Council 1994 Outstanding Trade Science Book Award, and the Times Educational Supplement Primary Schoolbook Award in 1996.

What is a Practical Geologist?
The History of the Earth
The Development of the Solar System
The Earth Solidifies
Inside the Earth
The Evidence for the Theories
The Substance of the Earth
Minerals -- Rock Components
Mineral Shapes
Mineral Identification
Analyzing Minerals with Light
Common Minerals
The Rock Cycle and Igneous Rocks
The Rock Cycle and Sedimentary Rocks
The Rock Cycle and Metamorphic Rocks
Earth Movements
Plate Tectonics
Field Equipment
Using Field Equipment
Preparing a Field Notebook
Rock Deformations
Small-Scale Structures
Igneous Structures
The Earth's Story Book
History in the Rocks
Sedimentary Sequences
Unconformities
Fossils
Erosion and Geomorphology
The Weather Cycle and the Effect of Rivers
River Patterns
Underground Landscapes
IceCoastal Erosion
Coastal Accretion
Homo Destructus
Field Work Technique
Techniques for Igneous Rocks
Techniques for Sedimentary Rocks
Techniques for Metamorphic Rocks and Drift
Granite
Dolerite
Basalt
Rhyolite and Andesite
Limestone
ChalkSandstone
Fine-Grained Sedimentary Rocks
Slate
SchistGneiss
Village Geology
Urban Geology
Mapping
Mapping
Mapping
Mapping
Mapping
Mapping
Preparing and Curating Specimens
Preparing Reports
Geological Sites
Australia
Asia
Europe
Africa
South America
North America
Geological Time Scale
Glossary
Index
Credits
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