Basic Geological Mapping
Geological Field Guide 4. Aufl.
Designed to be carried in the field, this pocket-sized how-to book is a practical guide to basic techniques in mapping geological structures. In addition to including the latest computerised developments, the author provides succinct information on drawing cross-sections and preparing and presenting 'fair copy' maps and geological diagrams. Contains a brief chapter on the essentials of report writing and discusses how to keep adequate field notebooks. A checklist of equipment needed in the field can be found in the appendices. Quote from 3rd edition "provides a wealth of good advice on how to measure, record and write reports of geological field observations" The Naturalist
Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Introduction. 2. Field Equipment. 3. Geological Maps and Base Maps. 4. Methods of Geological Mapping. 5. Field Measurements and Techniques. 6. Rocks, Fossils and Ores. 7. Field Maps and Field Notebooks. 8. Fair Copy Maps and Other Illustrations. 9. Cross-sections and Three-dimensional Illustrations. 10. Geological Reports. Appendix I: Safety in the Field. Appendix II: Adjustment of a Closed Compass Traverse. Appendix III: Geological Planetabling. Appendix IV: Field Equipment Checklist. Appendix V: Useful Charts and Tables. References and Further Reading. Index.
"...a reliable and affordable resource...remains a highly recommended buy for undergraduate geologists..." (Geological Magazine, Vol 141(2), 2004)
Geological mapping cannot be taught by lectures or in a laboratory, it must be learnt in the field. Now in its fourth edition, this is a basic guide to field techniques in mapping geology. Concise and pocket sized so that it can be carried in the field for instant reference. Basic Geological Mapping, Fourth Edition provides the reader with all the necessary practical information and techniques they need. It covers a wide spectrum of different conditions, needs and types of countries. Features include: New sections on GPS and computerised methods to provide readers with all the up-to-date developments and techniques Aspects of field safety Comprehensive check-list of equipment needed to cover most needs Advice on the use of aerial photographs in mapping To complete the main text, there are chapters on preparing cross-sections, drafting and presenting ‘fair copy’ maps, drawing geological diagrams for inclusion in reports and how to present the final report. This is an ideal field guide to geological mapping for 2nd/3rd year undergraduates and postgraduates of Geology, Hydrogeology and Geological Engineering. Geology teachers and amateur geologists may find it a handy guide.
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