An Introduction to Structural Methods
An Introduction to Structural Methods
Supports all aspects of a structural geology syllabus by taking advantage of digital media’s strengths: rich animations, three-dimensional diagrams, photographs, and geologic maps and cross sections.

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You will Learn:

  • map interpretation: folds, faults, unconformities, intrusions
  • stereographic projections
  • fold, stress, strain, fracture and fault analysis
  • how to construct geologic cross-sections and topographic profiles
  • the “Rule of V’s”
  • Mohr circle and Coulomb envelope
  • use of the steronet

Features Include:

  • Written by H. Robert Burger, Ph.D., Smith College, and Tekla A. Harms, Ph.D., Amherst College. Illustrated by Dennis Tasa.
  • richly illustrated with 3D diagrams, geologic maps, animations, and photographs
  • improves spatial reasoning skills while applying structural concepts and techniques
  • interactive quizzes that test comprehension of key concepts and terminology
  • color photographs and USGS maps of real structures

Grade levels:

  • college

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System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1 and 10; QuickTime is required.