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Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters: A Rock Climber's Guide To Geology (How To Climb Series)

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With an informal Q-and-A format and fun, informative language, this book brings the often-esoteric science of geology into the hands of rock climbers. Winner of the 2009 Banff Mountain Book Award for mountain exposition.

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This innovative new book sheds light on the science behind the stone that supports our fingertips. Informative, fascinating, and useful, F, J & S brings the rock alive. --J. Popowich
--Winner of the 2009 Banff Mountain Book Award

High on the "Cool, I didn't know that!" factor, the guide will give you a new eye for and a lasting appreciation of all stones, big and small. --Climbing magazine

The beauty of Flakes, Jugs & Splitters is its easily digestible and applicable information. The book is user friendly, with well-explained answers and a Q&A format.
--Rock and Ice magazine

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  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: 0762748370
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #492,381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book has so much going for it! It is a wonderful blend of science and rock climbers curiosity. I've found myself hanging around the campfire at night reading sections to other climbers - everyone getting excited for their next road trip. The geological history is just enough to satisfy the academic without boring the artistic climber. Only thing that I find myself wanting is MORE, more areas, more questions answered, more places to dream of visiting and touching the rock. Thank you for this gem. Makes a great gift too!
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Extremely interesting and informative for the non-geologist. I expect the insights it provides will be of significant benefit in speculating on, and arousing further investigation of rock formations I encounter.
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Very informative book that gives you a brief overview of geology within the realm of rock climbing. So cool to know how old and how the stone you are climbing on is formed. Highly recommended to any climber looking to learn about the stone they touch
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I have owned this book for a few years now and decided to throw it in my bag on an extended cross country trip. Sarah has managed to create a guidebook that is not only geologically comprehensive, but also very engaging to non-climbers. I studied geology in university, and from that perspective, the amount of research that she has put in is really impressive. I am not aware of another resource, save scientific publications filled with technical jargon, that cover the country's climbing geology in this comprehensive of a manner.

We have a family friend who has borrowed this book to augment lesson plans to homeschool their kid who also happens to be really into rock climbing. The content is engaging and the writing is backed up by tons of citations and references to the scientific literature. I don't think the author realizes how useful her content is to an entirely different audience when used in this manner.

From a climbing perspective, Sarah has hit another home run, or at least a double, as she has managed to leverage her climbing industry connections to get top-level climbing photographers to contribute to this resource.

This book is an absolute must-have for climbers who also happen to be geologists, and at the current price it is a steal.
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I bought this book as a way to learn about the different rock types out there that we climb on. The information in this book is a great start. The author does a good job introducing the reader to the different classifications of rock and where to find them. The only gripe I have is that there are not enough pictures that allow you to really identify with the rock types. I would have liked to have seen close up photos of say sandstone, shale, schist, gneiss, granite, etc. [...] has some great photos that accomplish this.
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this is a must have for any climber's library. even the least geologically minded people (like me) still wonder about rock color and patterns, formations and features, what can be trusted and what to stay away from. you can flip to any page and learn something that is sure to be useful knowledge next time you are out there.
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