Basic Methods of Structural Geology

ISBN-10: 0130651788

ISBN-13: 9780130651785

Edition: 1988

Authors: Stephen Marshak, Gautum Mitra

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Book details

List price: $122.00
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/25/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 446
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Stephen Marshak is Professor of Geology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he is also the Director of the School of Earth, Society, and Environment. He holds an AB from Cornell University, an MS from the University of Arizona, and a PhD from Columbia University. Steve's research interests lie in structural geology and tectonics. This work has taken him into the field on multiple continents. He has also won his college's and university's highest teaching awards. In addition to research papers and Earth: Portrait of a Planet, Steve has authored Essentials of Geology; and has co-authored Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology; Earth Structure: An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics; and Basic Methods of Structural Geology.

Introductory Material: Orientation and Location
Interpretation and Construction of Contour Maps
Geometric Methods IAttitude Calculations
Geometric Methods IIDimension Calculations
Interpretation of Simple Outcrop Patterns
Stereographic Methods IConcepts and Plotting
Stereographic Methods IIPoles and Rotations
Calculation of Layer Attitude in Drill Holes
Equal-Area Projections and Structural Analysis
Special Topics: Aspects of Geological Map Interpretation
Analysis of Joint, Fault and Lineament Geometry
Description of Structures in Outcrop, Hand Sample, and Thin Section
Construction of Interpretive Cross Sections and Block Diagrams
Cross-section Balancing
Interpretation of Poly-Deformed Terrains
Analysis of Two-dimensional Finite Strain
Rock-deformation Experiments and Mohr Diagrams
Elements of Cartography
Basic Trigonometry
Suggestions for Mapping Geologic Structures and Structural Associations
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