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Geological Structures and Maps - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780750657808, 9780080495019

Geological Structures and Maps

3rd Edition

A Practical Guide

Author: Richard J Lisle
eBook ISBN: 9780080495019
Paperback ISBN: 9780750657808
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 12th November 2003
Page Count: 120
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This highly illustrated student guide introduces the skills of interpreting a geological map and relating it to the morphology of the most important types of geological structure. Thoroughly revised, and with more international examples, it is ideal for use by students with a minimum of tutorial supervision.

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 often present, so that students can develop skills without becoming overwhelmed or confused. In particular, emphasis is placed throughout on developing the skill of three-dimensional visualization so important to the geologist.

Key Features

  • Successful practical guide provides a solid introduction to the subject of geological maps
    * Fully revised edition includes more international examples to increase the breadth of your knowledge
    * Illustrations and end of chapter questions make this an ideal tool to aid self-guided study


A-level and first and second year undergraduate Geology students. Geology tutors and lecturers

Table of Contents

Geological maps, Uniformly dipping beds, Folding, Faulting, Unconformity, Igneous rocks, Folding with cleavage, Further reading, Index


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12th November 2003
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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


'This third edition of a well known introductory guide discusses from first principles the most important types of geological structures and their manifestation on geological maps. An ideal text for first year undergraduates and others wishing to acquire these skills.'
Aslib Book Guide

'Geological Structures and Maps is exactly what the title says - an introduction to the geometry of simple structures and what they look like on geologic maps... this book is refreshingly clear and to-the-point.'
Journal of Geological Education

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