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Geology in the Field Hardcover – July 1, 1985

ISBN-13: 978-0471829027 ISBN-10: 0471829021 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (July 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471829021
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471829027
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #668,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Replaces Compton's Manual of Field Geology (1962). A guide to advances in the increasingly broad and interpretive discipline of formation mapping theory. Thorough, yet compact enough for use in the field, it consists of brief descriptions of textures and structures useful in interpreting depositional environments, kinds of volcanic activity, and plutonic events and conditions. Included are procedures often reserved for the laboratory or office: staining rocks, correcting orientations of current indicators, constructing profile sections of folds, measuring strains, making photogeologic interpretations, and more. Covers pre-field considerations, methods of observation and measurement, recognition of key geologic features, and preparation of a report. Illustrated with composite drawings. Fourteen appendixes provide systemized data and procedures.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By David Dathe on May 30, 1999
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Compton's text is one of those it seems that every geologist has read at some point. Clear, concise and practical, the text covers all the basics of field geology. The text is in three basic parts: Chapters 1-8 cover doing field work, e.g., equipment needed, basic procedures at outcrops, mapping rock units, geologic mapping, use of aerial photos, and mapping with a plane table and alidade. Chapters 9-15 cover describing the basic rock types (sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic) as well as volcanic structures and plutons. I remember well almost memorizing the chapter on Stratigraphic Sections as an undergraduate. The final part of the book is the appendices which contain much valuable information such as percentage diagrams for estimating rock compositions by volume and a table of standard lithologic symbols. I carry photocopies of several of the appendices in my field notebook for reference. (They are lighter than the AGI Data Sheets and on some trips weight is critical.) Use of the book will clearly be dictated by the type of field work one does, however, the entire text is a wealth of information. The book only shows its age (1985) with omission of a couple of important developments in field geology such as GPS, now often used in field reports. However, this is only a minor complaint. Field geology is done in the field, but Compton's manual will give every geologist the necessary information to begin the adventure. And mastering the basics in "Geology in the Field" will provide a solid foundation on which to build all of our individual, personal quirks and habits we seem to evolve while at the outcrops.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Online Shopper on January 24, 2007
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To briefly summarize... Compton's Geology in the Field is the BIBLE for geology field camp students. Don't leave home without it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By New geologist on July 3, 2007
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This is a great field guide for new geologists. I just wish I had found it before field camp. It explains everything you need to know in the field clearly and is small enough to take on any day hike. It is rather spendy but totally worth it. I would recommend this book to any of my fellow students or co-workers.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 19, 1998
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Look no further, folks, this is it! You have reached the only exhaustive field manual for serious geological mapping.
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By J. Burris on January 10, 2010
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This book does an excellent job of describing and illustrating geologic field methods. I particularly liked the sections on Identifying Rocks in the Field, and Basic Prodedures at Outcrops, as I thought the book covered both without too much or too little detail.

Though about field geology, this is more of a book to remain at the field office and is not made for field durability. The appendices and key diagrams would make great laminated cards.
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You like rocks? You like describing rocks? Do you need to describe rocks for a scientific publication. Yeah, you're gonna need this.

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You like soil? Where does soil come from? (Yeah you know where I'm going with this)
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A classic that needs updating but has served me well in my classes and especially geology field camp. Expensive as it is out of print.
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Of all the books out there tis is the must have for amateurs and professionals alike whether a feild geologist a student or a weekend enthusiast this book will give you the information that you need to help you find out what you want.
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