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The Practical Geologist


Edited by Raymond L. Bernor

"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 GeologistTable of Contents

What is a Practical Geologist?6
The History of the Earth10
The Development of the Solar System10
The Earth Solidifies12
Inside the Earth14
The Evidence for the Theories16
The Substance of the Earth20
Minerals - Rock Components20
Mineral Shapes22
Mineral Identification24
Analyzing Minerals with Light26
Common Minerals28
The Rock Cycle and Igneous Rocks32
The Rock Cycle and Sedimentary Rocks34
The Rock Cycle and Metamorphic Rocks36
Earth Movements38
Plate Tectonics38
Field Equipment44
Using Field Equipment46
Preparing a Field Notebook48
Rock Deformations50
Small-Scale Structures54
Igneous Structures56
The Earth's Storybook58
History in the Rocks58
Sedimentary Sequences62
Unconformities64
Fossils66
Erosion and Geomorphology70
The Weather Cycle and the Effect of Rivers74
River Patterns76
Underground Landscapes78
Ice80
Coastal Erosion82
Coastal Accretion84
Homo Destructus86
Field Work Technique88
Techniques for Igneous Rocks88
Techniques for Sedimentary Rocks89
Techniques for Metamorphic Rocks and Drift91
Granite94
Dolerite96
Basalt98
Rhyolite and Andesite100
Limestone102
Chalk104
Sandstone106
Fine-Grained Sedimentary Rocks110
Slate112
Schist114
Gneiss116
Village Geology118
Urban Geology120
Mapping122
Mapping 1124
Mapping 2126
Mapping 3128
Mapping 4130
Mapping 5132
Preparing and Curating Specimens134
Preparing Reports138
Geological Sites140
Australia140
Asia142
Europe144
Africa146
South America148
North America150
Geological Time Scale152
Glossary154
Index156
Credits160