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

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9780133165227: Field Manual for the Amateur Geologist a Tools and Activities for Exploring Our Planet

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"A must-have volume for rock and fossil collectors, naturalists, and travelers . . . ideal for the nature enthusiast with little or no background in geology." -Earth "Cvancara's Field Manual is the book for which I have been waiting for many years!"

This fascinating guide is an important resource you'll want to have with you on any outdoor vacation, nature walk, or rock hunting expedition. A Field Manual for the Amateur Geologist not only describes the science of geology, but also shows you how to do geology in the field. This book introduces the geologist's core concepts, tools, and techniques and requires no prior training in geology. Beginners will learn to identify landforms, minerals, rocks, and fossils and experience, firsthand, all the excitement of geological discovery. More experienced "rockhounds" will find a wealth of useful information as well, including:
* Easy-to-use mineral keys and landform keys
* Unique chapters on the geologist's approach, exploring the geology of North American national parks, sleuthing stones, and prospecting for gold
* Over 200 photographs and drawings
* Lists of geological museums, geological surveys, and other resources
Whether you are an amateur geologist, fossil hunter, naturalist, or simply a traveler with an inquiring mind, this handy field manual is sure to become a constant companion on your explorations of our planet.

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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 keys plus valuable resources such as lists of geologic museums and geological highway maps. Features scores of photographs, charts and tables.

About the Author:

ALAN M. CVANCARA, Ph.D., is a retired Professor Emeritus of Geology at the University of North Dakota. His other popular nature books include At the Water's Edge and Sleuthing Fossils, both published by Wiley, and Exploring Nature in Winter.

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