Written by H. Robert Burger, Ph.D., Smith College, and Tekla A. Harms, Ph.D., Amherst College. Illustrated by Dennis Tasa.
New Version 1.2. This technical upgrade also runs on Mac OS® X Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8). An Introduction to Structural Methods DVD-ROM, narrated by the authors, is
richly illustrated with 3-D diagrams, geologic maps, animations, and photographs
all in full color offering a new approach to teaching structural
A useful tool for your classroom, this DVD-ROM improves students' spatial
reasoning skills while applying structural concepts and techniques. It also
provides interactive quizzes that test students' comprehension of key concepts
and terminology while encouraging their mastery of techniques working with
the types of problems they will likely confront as practicing geologists.
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Side-by-side animations depicting the erosion of a valley in block diagrams with strata dipping upstream in one and downstream
in the other to explain the "Rule of V's."
A block diagram of plunging folds that the student can rotate to observe in all directions, including the down-plunge view,
and erode to form a map pattern complete with topography. Including a comparison of that end result with an actual full color U.S.
Geological Survey map.
An animated strain ellipse that shows the changes in length and position of lines with progressive strain, accompanied by
photographs illustrating these aspects of strain in real rocks.
Step-by-step instructions of how to plot lines and planes on stereonets plus demonstrations on how to use stereonets to solve
some common problems, all through animated diagrams.
Animated fault displacement of strata in block diagrams followed by erosion of the upthrown block so that patterns of offset, omission,
and repetition are demonstrated.
A cross-sectional view of the real-time development of a sequence of thrust faults in a thrust belt, emphasizing fault-bend folding
and piggyback relationships.
Full color photographs and U.S. Geological Survey maps of real structures.