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The Practical Geologist

The Practical Geologist

by Dougal Dixon

Edited by Raymond L. Bernor

Only $16.95
"The introductory guide to the basics of geology and to collecting and identifying rocks." Paperback, 7 1/2" x 9 5/8", 160 pages. Loaded with illustrations and full-color diagrams, photos, pictures, and sketches. Discover what Earth science is all about with this popular book!

The Practical Geologist
Table of Contents

What is a Practical Geologist?
6
The History of the Earth
10
    The Development of the Solar System
10
    The Earth Solidifies
12
    Inside the Earth
14
    The Evidence for the Theories
16
The Substance of the Earth
20
    Minerals - Rock Components
20
    Mineral Shapes
22
    Mineral Identification
24
    Analyzing Minerals with Light
26
    Common Minerals
28
    The Rock Cycle and Igneous Rocks
32
    The Rock Cycle and Sedimentary Rocks
34
    The Rock Cycle and Metamorphic Rocks
36
Earth Movements
38
    Plate Tectonics
38
    Field Equipment
44
    Using Field Equipment
46
    Preparing a Field Notebook
48
    Rock Deformations
50
    Small-Scale Structures
54
    Igneous Structures
56
The Earth's Storybook
58
    History in the Rocks
58
    Sedimentary Sequences
62
    Unconformities
64
    Fossils
66
Erosion and Geomorphology
70
    The Weather Cycle and the Effect of Rivers
74
    River Patterns
76
    Underground Landscapes
78
    Ice
80
    Coastal Erosion
82
    Coastal Accretion
84
    Homo Destructus
86
Field Work Technique
88
    Techniques for Igneous Rocks
88
    Techniques for Sedimentary Rocks
89
    Techniques for Metamorphic Rocks and Drift
91
    Granite
94
    Dolerite
96
    Basalt
98
    Rhyolite and Andesite
100
    Limestone
102
    Chalk
104
    Sandstone
106
    Fine-Grained Sedimentary Rocks
110
    Slate
112
    Schist
114
    Gneiss
116
    Village Geology
118
    Urban Geology
120
Mapping
122
    Mapping 1
124
    Mapping 2
126
    Mapping 3
128
    Mapping 4
130
    Mapping 5
132
    Preparing and Curating Specimens
134
    Preparing Reports
138
Geological Sites
140
    Australia
140
    Asia
142
    Europe
144
    Africa
146
    South America
148
    North America
150
Geological Time Scale
152
Glossary
154
Index
156
Credits
160