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Structural Geology

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780521516648

ISBN10:
0521516641
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/23/2010
Publisher(s):
Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Lavishly illustrated in color, this textbook takes an applied approach to introduce undergraduate students to the basic principles of structural geology. The book provides unique links to industry applications in the upper crust, including petroleum and groundwater geology, which highlight the importance of structural geology in exploration and exploitation of petroleum and water resources. Topics range from faults and fractures forming near the surface to shear zones and folds of the deep crust. Students are engaged through examples and parallels drawn from practical everyday situations, enabling them to connect theory with practice. Containing numerous end-of-chapter problems, e-learning modules, and with stunning field photos and illustrations, this book provides the ultimate learning experience for all students of structural geology.

Table of Contents

Preface
List of symbols
Structural geology and structural analysis
Deformation
Strain in rocks
Stress
Stress in the lithosphere
Rheology
Fracture and brittle deformation
Faults
Kinematics and paleostress in the brittle regime
Deformation at the microscale
Folds and folding
Foliation and cleavage
Lineations
Boudinage
Shear zones and mylonites
Contractional regimes
Extensional regimes
Strike-slip, transpression and transtension
Salt tectonics
Balancing and restoration
More about the deformation matrix
Stereographic projection
Glossary
References
Index
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