Remote Sensing Geology

Remote Sensing Geology

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For nearly three decades there has been a phenomenal growth in the field of Remote Sensing. The second edition of this widely acclaimed book has been fully revised and updated. The reader will find a wide range of information on various aspects of geological remote sensing, ranging from laboratory spectra of minerals and rocks, ground truth, to aerial and space-borne remote sensing. This volume describes the integration of photogeology into remote sensing as well as how remote sensing is used as a tool of geo-exploration. It also covers a wide spectrum of geoscientific applications of remote sensing ranging from meso- to global scale. The subject matter is presented at a basic level, serving students as an introductory text on remote sensing. The main part of the book will also be of great value to active researchers. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


From the reviews: "This book is mainly intended for graduate students and research workers ‘interested in applied Earth sciences’. … it has very useful, brief descriptions of subjects … . There are figures on most pages, which considerably help the understanding of the subject … . The index is very good … . Libraries should definitely purchase it as a useful reference book, especially with its more than usual references to tropical countries … ." (R.B.King, The Photogrammetric Record, Vol. 18 (104), 2003) From the reviews of the second edition: "This is a useful book for teaching remote sensing and how it can be used in geology in particular. … The book is divided into 16 very interesting chapters. … The appendices at the end are very good in explaining what is meant by color along with other valuable items. I strongly recommend this book for anyone who is teaching remote sensing for geologists." (Fouad Michael, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Vol. 87 (12), 2003) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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1.0 out of 5 stars No colour figures/photos/plates in my copy! January 21, 2011
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I have been looking for a good remote sensing text related to geology for a while. I thought this brand new printing would be exactly what I was after, lots of detail and thorough explanations with pictures and diagrams, and obviously updated since the first edition of 1991.

Unfortunately, I am sending this back after only an hour of it being in my hands as the section of colour plates that the text refers to is entirely in black and white/grey-scale, and other figures/photos/plates within the text with titles that descibe areas of interest in terms of colour shades and changes are also in black and white/grey-scale.

It is extremely frustrating to see something like a diagram of 'The concept of the Munsell clour circuit or wheel.' or an image of a copper porphyry with alteration zones described in colour appearance and find yourself looking at a grey-scale image. The frustration is that I can see that had the figures/photos/plates been in colour as described they would have been extremely useful and I would now be writing a rave review, it's such a pity !

The lack of colour sadly makes the book of little use as a reference or learning aid and certainly not worth the price in my opinion (US$239.00) although others might disagree. I hope the problem is my copy was a misprint or second but I suspect it wasn't.

The search for a decent text continues (unless this was just a misprint or second of course)....................
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