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Geology: an introduction

Robert Latimer Bates

Geology: an introduction

[by] Robert L. Bates [and] Walter C. Sweet.

by Robert Latimer Bates

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Published by Heath in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geology.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    ContributionsSweet, Walter C.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 367 p. illus., maps. ;
    Number of Pages367
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19379695M

    Readers who have read other textbooks on historical geology will notice one unusual omission. In his spare time, Tasa has joined the Taos fine art community by painting under the direction of the artist in residence at one of Taos' historic museums. Tarbuck and Frederick K. These dates are useful on their own and may also be used in conjunction with relative dating methods or to calibrate relative methods.

    Crandell - U. In writing this textbook, I have not assumed that the reader knows any physical geology, and so have introduced concepts from physical geology where necessary. Reverse or thrust faults occur when rocks are undergoing horizontal shortening. The theory of plates and shells is discussed in detail. Shipping included.

    Girard - The University of Texas at AustinThis booklet has been designed to serve as a brief, simple, nontechnical guide that will be of help to school children, amateur collectors, and others who are just beginning to develop an interest in the rocks and minerals of Texas. It is known for containing over natural sandstone arches, including the famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. This can result in the emplacement of dike swarmssuch as those that are observable across the Canadian shield, or rings of dikes around the lava tube of a volcano. Other methods are used for more recent events. Deeper in the Earth, rocks behave plastically and fold instead of faulting.


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Geology: an introduction book

Between them, they have more than 58 years of experience teaching geology to undergraduate students, and both of them have been recognized with awards as excellent and inspiring professors.

Geological Survey During mountain building, rocks became highly deformed, and the primary objective of structural geology is to elucidate the mechanism of formation of the many types of structures e.

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Fractionation of the lanthanide series elements is used to compute ages since rocks were removed from the mantle. It is my hope that for readers in that situation, this textbook will serve as a worked example of the scientific method.

That is one application of historical geology. There is no right order because all the concepts in geology fit together to form a unified whole.

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