Structural Analysis and Synthesis : A Laboratory Course in Structural Geology

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2007-01-16
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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This widely used, highly readable introduction to structural analysis is specifically designed to support the laboratory work of undergraduates in structural geology courses. Throughout the book, a geologic map from a mythical site, the Bree Creek Quadrangle, is used to help students analyze various aspects of the geologic structures exposed within this quadrangle, and ultimately to combine these analyzes into a grand synthesis. Guided by studentsrs" and instructorsrs" suggestions, the authors have refined several exercises and added new ones for this third edition. In addition, every figure has been redrafted to improve clarity, and the Bree Creek Quadrangle map has been compiled onto a single fold-out sheet. An instructorrs"s manual is available on request from the publisher to assist the laboratory instructor in the use of the book.

Author Biography

Ernest M. Duebendorfer is a Professor of Geology at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

Table of Contents

Attitudes of lines and planes
Outcrop patterns and structure contours
Interpretation of geologic maps
Geologic structure sections
Stereographic projection
Stereographic analysis of folded rocks
Parasitic folds, axiar-planar foliations, and superposed folds
Dynamic and kinematic analysis of faults
A structural synthesis
Rheologic models
Brittle failure
Strain measurement
Construction of balanced cross sections
Deformation mechanisms and microstructures
Introduction to plate tectonics
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