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Haakon Fossen Cambridge University Press - Structural Geology Haakon Fossen Frontmatter More information Structural Geology Lavishly illustrated in color, this textbook takes an applied approach to introduce undergraduate students to the basic principles of structural geology.

The book provides unique links to industry applications in the upper crust, including petroleum and groundwater geology, which highlight the importance of structural geology in exploration and exploitation of petroleum and water resources. Topics range from faults and fractures forming near the surface to shear zones and folds of the deep crust.

Students are engaged through examples and parallels drawn from practical everyday situations, enabling them to connect theory with practice. Containing numerous end-of-chapter problems, e-learning modules, and with stunning field photos and illustrations, this book provides the ultimate learning experience for all students of structural geology. His research ranges from hard to soft rocks and includes studies of folds, shear zones, formation and collapse of the Caledonian Orogen, numerical modeling of deformation transpression , the evolution of the North Sea rift, and studies of deformed sandstones in the western United States.

Professor Fossen has been involved in editing several international geology journals, has authored over 90 scientific publications, and has written two books and several book chapters. He has taught undergraduate structural geology courses for over ten years and has a keen interest in developing electronic teaching resources to aid student visualization and understanding of geologic structures.

Subject to statutory exception and to the provisions of relevant collective licensing agreements, no reproduction of any part may take place without the written permission of Cambridge University Press. ISBN Hardback 1. Geology, Structural. F Deformation 21 Stress 69 4. Rheology 97 Deformation at the microscale 6. Summary Folds and folding Boudinage Kinematics and paleostress Balancing and restoration Extensional regimes Summary Strike-slip, transpression and transtension Appendix A: More about the deformation matrix Each chapter starts with a general introduction, which presents a context for the topic within structural geology as a whole.

These introductions provide a roadmap for the chapter and will help you to navigate through the book. The main text contains highlighted terms and key expressions that you will need to understand and become familiar with. Many of these terms are listed in the Glossary at the back of the book. The Glossary allows you to easily look up terms whenever needed and can also be used to review important topics and key facts. Each chapter also contains a series of highlighted statements to encourage you to pause and review your understanding of what you have read.

Most chapters have one or more boxes containing in-depth information about a particular subject, helpful examples or relevant background information. Other important points are brought together in the chapter summaries. Review questions should be used to test your understanding of the chapter before moving on to the next topic.

Further reading sections provide references to selected papers and books for those interested in more detailed or advanced information. In addition, there are links to web-based e-learning modules at the end of the chapters.

Using these modules is highly recommended after reading the chapter as part of review and exam preparation. The modules provide supplementary information that complements the main text.

These and instructors as a community additional geologic structures and present key aspects of structural resource. It is mainly concerned with the structural and 5 and via rheology Chapter 6 to brittle deformation geology of the crust, although the processes and struc- Chapters 7 and 8. Of these, Chapter 2 contains material tures described are relevant also for deformation that that would be too detailed and advanced for some students occurs at deeper levels within our planet.

Further, remote and classes, but selective reading is possible. Then, after data from Mars and other planets indicate that many a short introduction to the microscale structures and aspects of terrestrial structural geology are relevant also processes that distinguish crystal-plastic from brittle beyond our own planet.

Three consecutive chapters subjects within this field. Making the selection has not then follow that are founded on the three principal been easy, knowing that lecturers tend to prefer their tectonic regimes Chapters 16—18 before salt tectonics own favorite aspects of, and approaches to, structural and restoration principles are presented Chapters 19 geology, or make selections according to their local and A final chapter, where links to metamorphic departmental course curriculum.

Existing textbooks petrology as well as stratigraphy are drawn, rounds off in structural geology tend to emphasize the ductile or the book, and suggests that structural geology and plastic deformation that occurs in the middle and lower tectonics largely rely on other disciplines. The chapters crust. In this book I have tried to treat the frictional do not have to be read in numerical order, and most regime in the upper crust more extensively so that it chapters can be used individually.

The book seeks to cover a wide ground within the field of Obtaining this balance was one of several motivating structural geology, and examples presented in the text are factors for writing this book, and is perhaps related to my from different parts of the world. However, pictures and mixed petroleum geology and hard-rock structural geol- illustrations from a few geographic areas reappear.

One ogy experience. Other motivating factors include the of those is the North Sea rift system, notably the Gullfaks desire to make a book where I could draw or redraw all oil field, which I know quite well from my years with the of the illustrations and be able to present the first full- Norwegian oil company Statoil. Another is the Colorado color book in structural geology. I also thought that a Plateau mostly Utah , which over the last two decades has fundamental structural geology text of the twenty-first become one of my favorite places to do field work.

A third, century should come with specially prepared e-learning and much wetter and greener one, is the Scandinavian resources, so the package of e-learning material that is Caledonides. From this ancient orogen I have chosen a presented with this book should be regarded as part of number of examples to illustrate structures typical of the the present book concept.

In this respect I want to thank fellow on intricate discussions on fracture mechanics and students, geologists and professors with whom I have deformation bands in Utah and elsewhere. I am also thankful to colleagues and com- Minnesota, and among the many fellow PhD students panies who assisted in finding appropriate figures and there special thanks are due to Jim Dunlap, Eric Heather- seismic examples of structures, each of which is acknow- ington, David Kirschner, Labao Lan and, particularly, ledged in connection with the appearance of the illustra- Basil Tikoff for valuable discussions and exchange of ideas tion in the book, and to readers who will send their as we were exploring various aspects of structural geology.


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