Structural Analysis and Synthesis: A Laboratory Course in Structural Geology

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Wiley, Jan 16, 2007 - Science - 320 pages
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This widely used, highly readable introduction to structural analysis is specifically designed to support the laboratory work of undergraduates in structural geology courses.

The new third edition includes:

  • New and amended exercises and redrafted figures to improve clarity
  • A single fold-out map of the Bree Creek Quadrangle – a mythical site used to help students analyze various aspects of the geologic structures exposed within this quadrangle and ultimately to develop a grand synthesis
  • A user-friendly spiral binding ideal for work in the lab or out in the field

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This is the most useless book I have ever used. As compared to the actual exercises, the examples are oversimplified. In addition, the instructions are too vague.

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About the author (2007)

Stephen M. Rowland is a Professor of Geology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He began teaching a structural geology laboratory course as a PhD student at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The Bree Creek map and the core exercises in this book evolved from field exercises in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.

Ernest M. Duebendorfer is a Professor of Geology at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. His research focuses on Proterozoic accretionary tectonics and Cenozoic extensional tectonism in the western US. He has also published papers on contractional deformation in Antarctica, Australia, and California. He received his PhD from the University of Wyoming.

Ilsa M. Schiefelbein is a Senior Geologist currently employed by ExxonMobil Corporation in Houston, Texas. She received an MS at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she studied extensional tectonics in the Basin and Range Province and taught structural geology laboratories.

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