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Structural Analysis and Synthesis. A Laboratory Course in Structural Geology. Edition No. 4

  • ID: 5213971
  • Book
  • April 2021
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Structural Analysis and Synthesis is the best-selling laboratory manual of its kind. Specifically designed to support the laboratory work of undergraduates in structural geology courses, the book helps students analyze the various aspects of geological structures, and to combine their analyses into an overarching synthesis.  

This book is intended for use in the laboratory portion of a first course in structural geology.  

As is explicit in the title, this book is concerned with both the analysis and synthesis of structural features. In this 4th edition, the focus of this popular manual has been broadened to include a range of new content and features, including: 

  • Video content which demonstrates visually how to perform some of the more challenging structural geology techniques 
  • An acknowledgement of the increasing importance of environmental applications of structural geology – vital to students who may go on to pursue careers in the environmental sphere 
  • An increased emphasis on quantitative techniques, complete with descriptions of computer program applications 
  • Contingent with this quantitative emphasis, the book also outlines the limitations of such techniques, helping students to appropriately apply the techniques and evaluate their trustworthiness  

Structural Analysis and Synthesis, 4th edition is a renowned and widely recognized aid to students in grasping and mastering the techniques required in structural geology, and will find a home wherever the principles and practices of structural geology are taught. 

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Chapter 1 Attitudes of Lines and Planes

Chapter 2 Outcrop Patterns and Structure Contours

Chapter 3 Stereographic Projection

Chapter 4 Folds and Cross Sections

Chapter 5 Stereographic Analysis of Folded Rocks

Chapter 6 Rotations and Determining Original Directions in Folded Rocks

Chapter 7 Foliations, Parasitic Folds, and Superposed Folds

Chapter 8 Strain Measurements in Ductile Rocks

Chapter 9 Advanced Strain Measurements

Chapter 10 Brittle Failure

Chapter 11 Analysis of Fracture Systems

Chapter 12 Faults

Chapter 13 Dynamic and Kinematic Analysis of Faults

Chapter 14 Structural Synthesis

Chapter 15 Deformation Mechanisms in Mylonites

Chapter 16 Construction of Balanced Cross Sections

Chapter 17 Introduction to Plate Tectonics

Chapter 18 Virtual Fieldtrip

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Stephen M. Rowland University of Nevada.

Ernest M. Duebendorfer Northern Arizona University.

Alexander Gates
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