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Stereographic projection techniques in structural geology

Author: Peter R Leyshon; Richard J Lisle
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

This revised edition gives a straightforward introduction to stereographic projection techniques and uses examples, illustrations and exercises to encourage students to visualise geological problems  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Maps
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter R Leyshon; Richard J Lisle
ISBN: 0521828902 9780521828901 0521535824 9780521535823
OCLC Number: 55588869
Notes: Previous edition: 1996.
Description: 112 pages : illustrations
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Geological structures of planar type; 2. Measuring and recording the orientation of planar structures; 3. Geological structures of linear type; 4. Measuring and recording the orientation of lines; 5. Why do we need projections?; 6. Idea of stereographic projection; 7. Approximate method of plotting lines and planes; 8. Exercises 1; 9. The stereographic net; 10. Precise method of plotting planes. Great circles and poles; 11. Precise methods for plotting lines 1. Where the plunge of the line is known; 12. Precise methods for plotting lines 2. Where the line is known from its pitch; 13. The intersection of two planes; 14. Plane containing two lines; 15. Apparent dip; 16. The angle between two lines; 17. The angle between two planes; 18. The plane that bisects the angle between two planes; 19. Projecting a line onto a plane; 20. Stereographic and equal-area projections; 21. The polar net; 22. Analysing folds 1. Cylindricity and plunge of axis; 23. Analysing folds 2. Inter-limb angle and axial surface; 24. Analysing folds 3. Style of folding; 25. Analysing folds 4. The orientation of folds; 26. Folds and cleavage; 27. Analysing folds with cleavage; 28. Faults 1. Calculating net slip; 29. Faults 2. Estimating stress directions; 30. Cones/small circles; 31. Plotting a cone; 32. Rotations about a horizontal axis; 33. Example of rotation about a horizontal axis. Restoration of tilt of beds; 34. Example of rotation. Restoring palaeocurrents; 35. Rotation about an inclined axis; 36. Example of rotation about an inclined axis. Borehole data; 37. Density contouring on stereograms; 38. Superposed folding 1; 39. Superposed folding 2. Sub-area concept; 40. Example of analysis of folds. Bristol area; 41. Geometrical analysis of folds. Examples from SW England; 42. Example of analysis of jointing. Glamorgan coast; 43. Geotechnical applications. Rock slope stability; 44. Assessing plane failure. Frictional resistance; 45. Assessing plane failure. Daylighting; 46. Assessing wedge failure; 47. Exercises 2; 48. Solutions to exercises; Appendices; Availability of computer programs for plotting stereograms; Further reading; Index.
Responsibility: Peter R. Leyshon, Richard J. Lisle.


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From the reviews of the previous edition: 'This is the book that all teachers of stereographic projections have been waiting for! It contains 115 pages of well-presented, clearly explained, generally Read more...

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