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Basic Geological Mapping (Geological Field Guide)

Basic Geological Mapping (Geological Field Guide)
Author: John W. Barnes - Richard J. Lisle
ISBN 13: 9780470849866
ISBN 10: 47084986
Edition: 4
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2004-01-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 196
List Price: $39.95

Geological mapping cannot be taught by lectures or in a laboratory, it must be learnt in the field. Now in its fourth edition, this is a basic guide to field techniques in mapping geology. Concise and pocket sized so that it can be carried in the field for instant reference.

Basic Geological Mapping, Fourth Edition provides the reader with all the necessary practical information and techniques they need. It covers a wide spectrum of different conditions, needs and types of countries.

Features include:

  • New sections on GPS and computerised methods to provide readers with all the up-to-date developments and techniques

  • Aspects of field safety

  • Comprehensive check-list of equipment needed to cover most needs

  • Advice on the use of aerial photographs in mapping

To complete the main text, there are chapters on preparing cross-sections, drafting and presenting ‘fair copy’ maps, drawing geological diagrams for inclusion in reports and how to present the final report.

This is an ideal field guide to geological mapping for 2nd/3rd year undergraduates and postgraduates of Geology, Hydrogeology and Geological Engineering. Geology teachers and amateur geologists may find it a handy guide.