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Geological Structures and Maps - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780128180259, 9780128180266

Geological Structures and Maps

4th Edition

A Practical Guide

Author: Richard Lisle
Paperback ISBN: 9780128180259
eBook ISBN: 9780128180266
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 25th November 2020
Page Count: 130
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Geological Structures and Maps: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is a highly illustrated guide that introduces the skills of interpreting a geological map and relating it to the morphology of the most important types of geological structures. Photographs of structures are set alongside their representations on maps. The maps used in exercises have been chosen to provide all of the realism of a survey map without the huge amount of data present so that readers can develop skills without becoming overwhelmed or confused. In particular, emphasis is placed throughout on developing the skill of three-dimensional visualization that is important to the geologist. Thoroughly revised, and with more international examples, it is ideal for use by students and practicing geologists.

Key Features

  • Includes rich illustrations of geological structures and integrates them using patterns on geological maps
  • Offers step-by-step methods for constructing geological cross sections
  • Trains students on the skills essential for the successful interpretation of patterns and relationships depicted on geological maps


Geologists, geophysicists, exploration geologists; and students in mapping and engineering geology courses

Table of Contents

  1. Geological Maps
    2. Uniformly Dipping Beds
    3. Folding
    4. Faulting
    5. Unconformity
    6. Igneous Rocks
    7. Folding with Cleavage


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25th November 2020
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About the Author

Richard Lisle

Educated at Birmingham and London Universities, Richard Lisle has lectured at universities in Leiden, Utrecht and Swansea. He has published over 70 scientific papers and authored several books on structural geology. He is currently Reader in Structural Geology at Cardiff University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK


"The book provides complete information on the structural features and geological maps and techniques in a simple language. Coloured Beld photographs, geological maps and line diagrams are of very high quality and help in visualizing the three-dimensional features. Worked examples help in solving the exercises provided. Problems at the end of each chapter help in self-study. The book is very much useful for undergraduate Geology and Civil Engineering students for understanding the fundamentals of structural geology. I recommend this book as a valuable resource for the libraries of universities and institutions having earth science as branch of study or for personal collection of students and researchers in the Beld of structural geology." --JESS

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