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Fundamentals of structural geology

Author: David D Pollard; Raymond C Fletcher
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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"Fundamentals of Structural Geology provides a new framework for the investigation of geological structures by integrating field mapping and mechanical analysis. 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 the Earth's lithosphere."  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pollard, David D.
Fundamentals of structural geology.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005296795
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David D Pollard; Raymond C Fletcher
ISBN: 0521839270 9780521839273 9781316099346 1316099342 9781316097564 1316097560
OCLC Number: 1151418155
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 500 pages : illustrations
Contents: Motivations and opportunities --
Structural mapping techniques and tools --
Characterizing structures using differential geometry --
Physical quantities, fields, dimensions, and scaling --
Deformation and flow --
Force, traction, and stress --
Conservation of mass and momentum --
Elastic deformation --
Brittle behavior --
Viscous flow --
Rheological behavior --
Model development and methodology.
Responsibility: David Pollard, Ray Fletcher.
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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  Read more...


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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 Read more...

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