The Practical Geologist

Author: Dougal Dixon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Discusses the history of the earth's formation and development, and tells how to search for, identify, and extract rock and mineral samples

Earth Sciences

Author: Kyle Kirkland

Publisher: Infobase Publishing


Category: Reference

Page: 212

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Presents recent research and discoveries in Earth science in six fields, including geothermal energy, Earth's magnetic field, and earthquake forecasting.

State Geosymbols

Author: Alan McPherson

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Geology

Page: 196

View: 720

From the tourmaline of Maine to the black coral of Hawaii, our state's official geological symbols or geosymbols are as uniquely diverse as the terrain and character of the 50 states themselves. In this reference book over 150 state geosymbols are presented with informative text that highlights their adoptive legislation, geologic and social history. Color photo montages add visual interest to the pages.
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Author: John P. Rafferty Associate Editor, Earth Sciences

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 360

View: 397

Discusses minerals and the study of mineral structure, and includes information on the different mineral classifications, their native elements, their physical and chemical characteristics, and where they are located on Earth.

Sedimentary Rocks in the Field

Author: Maurice E. Tucker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 274

This fourth edition builds on the success of previous editions and for the first time is produced in full colour throughout with improved photos and diagrams. It retains its popular pocket size and is an essential buy for all students working in the field. The text shows how sedimentary rocks are tackled in the field and has been written for all those with a geological background. It describes how the features of sedimentary rocks can be recorded in the field particularly through the construction of graphic logs. In succeeding chapters the various sedimentary rock types, textures and structures are discussed and shown how they can be described and measured in the field. There are expanded sections on trace fossils and volcaniclastics along with updated reference list. Finally a concluding section deals briefly with facies identification and points the ways towards facies interpretations, and the identification of sequences and cycles. Key Features: Full colour throughout with improved photos, figures and diagrams in a modern layout. Complete revision and update of best selling textbook which is part of the highly successful Field Guide series. Expanded sections on trace fossils and volcaniclastics along with updated reference list. Handy pocket size with laminated cover. Includes supplementary website with downloadable logging sheets for fieldwork activities.
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Rocks and Fossils

Author: Margaret Hynes

Publisher: Kingfisher Books


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 867

Discusses the composition of rocks, and how they are used to provide vital resources, and then turns to the study of fossils and what they tell us about the mysteries of prehistoric life.
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