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Fundamentals of Structural Geology 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0521839273
ISBN-10: 0521839270
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'Pollard and Fletcher have produced an authoritative textbook for 21st Century structural geologists. Fundamentals of Structural Geology comprehensively sets out the mathematics, physics and continuum mechanics that govern the deformation of rocks. This book is excellent value, combining classical and modern science with the authors' own research specialities, to illustrate the application of complete mechanics to structural geology. It will be a 'must' for all geoscientists who wish to model the Earth's deformation.' Sue Treagus, University of Manchester

'This is the best book on structural geology in a long time. In the way that characterizes their research work, Pollard and Fletcher lay out the physical concepts and tools needed to understand the structure-making processes and give many examples of their use. If you have any interest at all in the subject read this book. You'll be glad you did.' Don Ragan, Arizona State University

'This refreshingly quantitative book bridges the gap between higher-level continuum mechanics texts, with little emphasis on earth science problems, and introductory texts in structural geology, traditionally emphasizing observations. The approach taken by Pollard and Fletcher finds a balance between quantitative description and mechanical hypothesis testing. This book deserves a place in the working library of any structural geologist.' David Wiltschko, Texas AM University

'Graduate students and research geologists, in particular, will find it a clear and reliable source of good practice and good sense on quantitative structural geology.' Geological Magazine

'The authors have taken the opportunity to educate using multimedia, and the Website provides a comprehensive addition to the material in the book, including full colour images of the photographs in the text ... the Website is easy to navigate and use and provides further links to useful sources of information. this package provides an ideal method to gain a better understanding of the mechanics of structural geology.' Open University Geological Society Journal

Book Description

Fundamentals of Structural Geology presents a modern quantitative approach to structural geology and tectonics for advanced students and researchers. It emphasizes the observational data, modern mapping technology, principles of continuum mechanics, and the mathematical and computational skills, necessary to quantitatively map, describe, model, and explain deformation in Earth's lithosphere.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 514 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (September 19, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521839270
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521839273
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.1 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #802,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Instead of the classical approximation to the structural geology (field descriptions, geometrical classifications, etc.) the book tackles the issue from a numerical and "physical" point of view. Although the numerical approximation to the structural geology is not straightforward, the text is exhaustive in the explanations of the more complex concepts and mathematical foundations, and is accompanied by good self explanatory figures. The authors share in a web complementary material as exercises and Matlab codes.

I strongly recommend this book to everyone planning to use mathematical tools and programming in relation with the structural geology. It should be very helpful too as textbook for the physical fundamentals of the elastic mechanics, stress and strain tensors, etc.

If you are looking for an all-in-one book of structural geology to use as support for your studies or basic research... keep searching.
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Format: Hardcover
Excellent book for the modeler when approaching structural geology, however the amount of classical structural geology in the book is strikingly sparse. If you are looking for a textbook that balances the two, you should probably look elsewhere.
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Format: Hardcover
One of the most important books for geologist!
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