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A Field Manual for the Amateur Geologist: Tools and Activities for Exploring Our Planet

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Learn geology with relative ease--from a distance or close-up--and enjoy your natural, physical environment. This simple and practical guide describes how to recognize the distinctions between landforms and rocks and how to sleuth stone. Features unique chapters on exploring the geology of national parks and prospecting for gold. Contains easy-to-use mineral and landform k ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 20th 1995 by Jossey-Bass (first published January 1st 1985)
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D.R. Oestreicher
As you visit the dunes of Namibia, or the the Karst formations in China, or canyons of Utah, you might wonder about the history of these strange formations. This is the book to carry in the backpack with sections on the identification of land-forms and minerals, along with 4.5 billion year history of this small planet we call home.

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An older book, but still worth its salt. Beware the title if you are looking at it with modern eyes. Today's use of the word "amateur" has become synonymous with "beginner" but that was not the original message. This book uses the older meaning: someone who studies and practices seriously, but without getting paid for it yet. I would recommend this only if you are already familiar with basic geological processes and wish to learn more in depth.

This is a very detailed book. A littke dry reading
A pretty good overall view of the practical side of the science of geology, digging just deep enough into the theory to make it all make sense. Very well referenced, although I would have preferred a more extensive section on the identification of specific rocks and minerals.
If you see a lot of geology (from an airplane window or the ground) and wonder how it got that way, this book helps explain how the world got that way in easy to understand terms.
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