The Practical Geologist: The Introductory Guide to the Basics of Geology and to Collecting and Identifying Rocks

The Practical Geologist The Introductory Guide to the Basics of Geology and to Collecting and Identifying Rocks 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

  • Title: The Practical Geologist: The Introductory Guide to the Basics of Geology and to Collecting and Identifying Rocks
  • Author: Dougal Dixon
  • ISBN: 9780671746971
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 uFrom 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 than 200 full color illustrations, this comprehensive guide is the essential practical companion for natural science enthusiasts everywhere.

    The Practical Geologist The Introductory Guide to the The Practical Geologist was great for me I had a basic knowledge of Geology some basic books and some earth science classes in middle school and am very interested in studying Geology when I Verification New Hampshire The State of New Hampshire Licensing Verification site allows you to obtain real time public information about a licensed individual or business. David Norbury Engineering Geologist Professor David Norbury is an engineering geologist with over years experience of investigating the ground, compiling ground models and communicating within the project team. Geology Geology from the Ancient Greek , g earth and o , logia, study of, discourse is an earth science concerned with the solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change over time Geology can also refer to the study of the solid features of any terrestrial planet or natural satellite such as Mars or the Moon. Charles Darwin, Geologist Sandra Herbert Pleasure of imagination I a geologist have illdefined notion of land covered with ocean, former animals, slow force cracking surface c truly poetical from Charles Darwin s Notebook M, The early nineteenth century was a golden age for the study of geology. EurGeol Title Eurogeologists The European Geologist EurGeol title is awarded by the European Federation of Geologists EFG The Federation represents the geological profession across Europe and has members from the professional associations of European countries. William Smith geologist William Strata Smith March August was an English geologist, credited with creating the first nationwide geological map At the time his map was first published he was overlooked by the scientific community his relatively humble education and family connections prevented him from mixing easily in learned society. Matt Badiali Founder of Real Wealth Strategist IdeaMensch is a crowdsourced interview platform for entrepreneurs, makers and doers Our purpose is to help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by sharing their stories. Includes Holland Code The Six Holland Types WIU Holland Code Are you practical straightforward frank mechanically inclined stable concrete reserved self controlled independent ambitious The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists The Best Place for Rockies Geoscience Supporting professional exchange education since The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists is a nonprofit organization whose purposes are to promote interest in geology and allied sciences and their practical application, to foster scientific research and to encourage fellowship and cooperation among its members.

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    1. So far I am finding this book very interesting. Explains things well with good visual presentations.

    2. This is a good introduction to practical geology. There's a lot of facts crammed into the book. I will be referring back to it often.I loved the section on how rocks look. The view under a microscope of some of them would look great as paintings in a museum.The section on the geological history of continents was amazing.The information is presented in a somewhat random manner. There's advice to wear proper shoes in the middle that seems out of place. Perhaps a better editor would have made this [...]

    3. This is a decent introduction for those who didn't go to university (or yet to go, or just started) for geology and aren't afraid of some technical language. Sections cover what kind of gear is essential for the amateur or the professional geologist, concepts about major geological phenomena like plate tectonics and rock cycles, as well as written and photographic details of common rock and mineral types so you know where to find and identify them.The Practical Geologist would be most useful as [...]

    4. Aside from one general geology course during my undergrad studies, I am a complete geologist novice. We are taking a geology vacation through California this summer and I wanted brush up on what little knowledge I have so I can better enjoy the trip. This was the perfect book for such an occasion. It is outdated in some areas, but the fundamental geology info is sound. Is is easily understood and presents information in an organized, esy to read manner. For someone with limited knowledge, this i [...]

    5. The biggest problem I had with the book is it doesn't know what it is trying to be. Is it introductory, is it a review? Is it for Hs or college? It's also a cross between what a practical geologist should know, and should do. Depending on the goal, the book might be too short, or not long enough. It wasn't entirely bad. It reminded me of some of the stuff I did in college. It felt like a two page summary of things I spent an entire month on at college.

    6. A colorful and enjoyable book that purports to be an introductory guide but grows complicated quickly, even for interested amateurs like myself. Still, it was fun to read about things I hadn't thought of since my college Geology 101 class at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. RIP Dr. Mickelson, you were a wonderful professor! The book closes with a quick look at the geology of each continent, through geologic history; it was definitely my favorite portion of the work.

    7. I found this book on one of my shelves and decided to read it. I have no idea where or when I got this book.This was an interesting book. I think I would have gotten a lot more out of it had I more familiarity of geology terms/jargon. I found out some interesting facts and discovered there was a lot more to the study of geology than I ever imagined.

    8. The book was insightful. There flaws in terms of grammar and figure annotation that lead to confusion. Some concepts were explained well and others weren't. I learned a lot from the book in certain sections but little from others.

    9. This book is just the right length for the arm-chair geologist. What I don't like about it is how it is used as a textbook. It is way too breezy and superficial to be used as a textbook. Not enough technical vocabulary is introduced to be of much use to a real student of geology.

    10. This book was pretty lame. It was old--it talked about Soviet scientists and research going on in the USSR. Then it told you how to make a field notebook and how to crush a ping-pong ball so that it would look like the ocean floor. Not much help at all in identifying rocks!

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