Introducing Geology: A Guide to the World of Rocks (Third Edition)


Introducing Geology: A Guide to the World of Rocks (Third Edition) Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Dunedin Academic Press
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Pages: 144 Illustrations and other contents: colour illustrations throughout; colour illustrations throughout Language: English ISBN: 9781780460758 Categories: , , ,

Our world is made of rock. Those who live in a landscape where rock outcrops are obvious will have wondered about the kind of rock they are looking at and how they came to be where they are now. Graham Park explains in simple terms what geology can tell us about the world.

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'This little book, packed full of information, is one of a series of 'Introducing ...' volumes published by Dunedin. It is a useful reference book for those starting a study of geology or returning to study. I have been using the first edition (and subsequent Dunedin guides) with my two groups of U3A adult learners for the past couple of years, as a substitute for a school textbook and as a basis for the monthly talks I give. My 'senior' students have found it much more appropriate to adult learners than a school textbook: they commented that the glossary was particularly useful and the text easy to understand. The language is accessible and the text richly supplemented by many colour photographs and diagrams... The small format, wealth of information and modest price make this a very useful addition to my bookshelf.' Proceedings of the OUGS 'a key resource for both amateur and professional geologists alike, remarkably squeezing virtually all the basics of our subject into some 135 pages with many informative illustrations.' European Geologist 'For any basic level geology book to succeed, it needs to be well written and include great pictures and diagrams - and this book does not disappoint - This little guide covers everything you would expect from a basic level geology book, including the rock cycle, plate tectonics, fossils and industrial uses for geology. It also includes a great glossary.' Deposits Magazine 'a great little this book Graham Park has captured the spirit of geology...packed with essential information...For the price, basic level geology books do not come any better.' Geoscientist

Author Biography

Graham Park is Emeritus Professor of Tectonic Geology at Keele University and author of numerous books and scientific papers on earth science topics.