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Map Interpretation for Structural Geologists - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128096819, 9780128096581

Map Interpretation for Structural Geologists, Volume 1

1st Edition

Authors: Narayan Bose Soumyajit Mukherjee
eBook ISBN: 9780128096581
Paperback ISBN: 9780128096819
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 10th August 2017
Page Count: 142
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Table of Contents

1. Topography
2. Horizontal- and inclined beds
3. Maps with single “component”
4. Maps with multiple “components”
5. Map completion
6. Miscellaneous


Map Interpretation for Structural Geologists covers various topics, from deciphering topography using contour patterns to interpreting folds, faults, unconformities and dykes. By interpreting several types of maps, this book gives readers the confidence to solve difficult geologic questions related to map interpretation in the classroom and in the field. Interpreting geological and structural maps is an inseparable part of learning structural geology in the undergraduate curriculum and postgraduate development.

Key Features

  • Features approximately 30 full-color geological or structural maps and their solutions, from basic to the most complex
  • Includes content appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students and professional geoscientists alike
  • Presents a self-learning guide and teaching manual with minimum instruction required


Geology and geophysics students (undergraduate and graduate level) and exploration geologists, cartographers, geographers, geoscientists


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About the Authors

Narayan Bose

Narayan Bose is a final year Ph.D. student at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, where he did his M.Sc. in Applied Geology (2013). He received B.Sc. (Honors) in Geology from the Presidency College (Kolkata) in 2011 and secured 2nd rank in this program under the University of Calcutta. He is specialized in structural geological fieldworks and micro-structural studies especially related to ductile- and brittle shear zones. As a Teaching Assistant, he has been conducting structural geology fieldworks and practical classes for the Masters programmes in Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics and Petroleum Geoscience. He has also reviewed several manuscripts submitted in international journals, and has published a paper in the International Journal of Earth Sciences (Springer).

Affiliations and Expertise

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Soumyajit Mukherjee

Soumyajit Mukherjee is a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. He received his PhD in geology and MTech in applied geology from IIT Roorkee in 2007 and 2002, respectively, and received his BSc in geology from Presidency College (Kolkata) in 1999. He was a recipient of the Hutchison Young Scientist Award from IUGS in 2004. He served as the guest researcher at the Hans Ramberg Tectonic Lab, Uppsala University, from 2005 to 2006. Dr. Mukherjee, a structural geologist and tectonician, has performed fieldwork, microstructural studies, and analogue and analytical modeling, mainly on ductile shear kinematics and collisional tectonics. His research and editorial experience spans 15 years and so far he has authored and coedited 14 books and thematic volumes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Geology, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India