Geological Structures and Maps

Geological Structures and Maps

A Practical Guide

2nd Edition - February 19, 1996

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  • Author: Richard J Lisle
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080984001

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Care is taken to define terms rigorously and in a way that is in keeping with current professional usage. Photographs of structures in the field are included to emphasize the similarities between structures at outcrop scale and on the scale of a map. This book is designed to be read without tutorial help alongside fieldwork. Worked examples are given to assist with the solution of the exercises. The maps used in exercises have been chosen to provide all of the realism of a survey map without the huge amount of data often present, so a student can develop skills without becoming overwhelmed or confused. In particular emphasis is placed throughout on developing the skill of three-dimensional visualisation so important to the geologist.


students of geology up to and including first-year undergraduate level.

Table of Contents

  • Geological maps; Uniformly dipping beds; Folding; Faulting; Unconformity; Igneous rocks; Folding with cleavage; Further reading; Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 112
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1996
  • Published: February 19, 1996
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080984001

About the Author

Richard J 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

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