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Analysis of Geological Structures - Neville J. Price

Paperback Published: 15th October 1990
ISBN: 9780521319584
Number Of Pages: 520

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A knowledge of structural geology is fundamental to understanding the processes by which the earth's crust has evolved. It is a subject of fundamental importance to students of geology, experienced field geologists and academic researchers as well as to petroleum and mining engineers. In contrast to many structural textbooks which dwell upon geometrical descriptions of geological structures, this book emphasises mechanical principles and the way in which they can be used to understand how and why a wide range of geological structures develop. Structures on all scales are considered but the emphasis of the book is on those that can be seen on the scale of hand specimen or outcrop. Drawing on their considerable teaching experience the authors present a coherent and lucid analysis of geological structures which will be welcomed by a wide variety of earth scientists.

Fundamental Principles
Minor fractures - their nomenclature and age relationships
Concordant and discordant intrusions
Diapirs, related structures and circular features
Faults - nomenclature, classification and basic concepts
Strike-slip faults
Overthrusts and thrust nappes
Normal faults and associated structures
Development of systematic fractures in slightly deformed sedimentary rocks
Introduction to folding
Surface and single layer buckling
Multilayer folds and associated structures
The buckling of anisotropic rocks
Initiation of large buckle folds and fracture-fold relationships
The life and times of a buckle fold
Boudinage and pinch-and-swell structures
Rock cleavage and other tectonic fabrics
Structural analysis
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ISBN: 9780521319584
ISBN-10: 0521319587
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 15th October 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.0 x 21.01  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 1.25

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