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|From exploring the basic principles of geology to starting a rock and mineral collection, The Practical Geologist is the perfect introduction to the world of earth science. Beginning with a history of the earth's formation and development, this book explores the substances that compose the planet, movements within the earth, the surface effects of weather and water, and underground landscapes. It shows you how to search for, identify, and extract samples of various rocks and minerals, and for each rock and mineral type there is a brief mineralogy and explanation of its locations. There are also sections on mapping, preparing, and curating specimens, and geological sites on the six continents. Packed with more than 200 full-color illustrations, this comprehensive guide is the essential practical companion for natural science enthusiasts everywhere.|
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|Table of Content||CONTENTS WHAT IS A PRACTICAL GEOLOGIST?THE HISTORY OF THE EARTHThe Development of the Solar SystemThe Earth SolidifiesInside the EarthThe Evidence for the TheoriesTHE SUBSTANCE OF THE EARTHMinerals -- Rock ComponentsMineral ShapesMineral IdentificationAnalyzing Minerals with LightCommon MineralsThe Rock Cycle and Igneous RocksThe Rock Cycle and Sedimentary RocksThe Rock Cycle and Metamorphic RocksEARTH MOVEMENTSPlate TectonicsField EquipmentUsing Field EquipmentPreparing a Field NotebookRock DeformationsSmall-Scale StructuresIgneous StructuresTHE EARTH'S STORY BOOKHistory in the RocksSedimentary SequencesUnconformitiesFossilsEROSION AND GEOMORPHOLOGYThe Weather Cycle and the Effect of RiversRiver PatternsUnderground LandscapesIceCoastal ErosionCoastal AccretionHomo DestructusFIELD WORK TECHNIQUETechniques for Igneous RocksTechniques for Sedimentary RocksTechniques for Metamorphic Rocks and DriftGraniteDoleriteBasaltRhyolite and AndesiteLimestoneChalkSandstoneFine-Grained Sedimentary RocksSlateSchistGneissVillage GeologyUrban GeologyMAPPINGMapping 1Mapping 2Mapping 3Mapping 4Mapping 5Preparing and Curating SpecimensPreparing ReportsGEOLOGICAL SITESAustraliaAsiaEuropeAfricaSouth AmericaNorth AmericaGEOLOGICAL TIME SCALEGLOSSARYINDEXCREDITS|
|Number of Pages||160 Pages|
|Lc Classification Number||Qe45.D59 1992|
|Edited by||Raymond I. Bernor|
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The Practical Geologist
This is a great book for those interested in getting into geology, but do not know where to begin. It covers all aspects, but in a very cursory way. You will want to supplement this book with more in depth reading of a geology and mineralogy text, but this book will put it into context.