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Stereographic projection methods in structural geology

Leyshon, Peter R. and Lisle, Richard John 1996. Stereographic projection methods in structural geology. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.

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This book sets out to provide a simple introduction to the subject by means of illustrations and exercises, encouraging the student to visualise the problems concerned in three dimensions. Once an appreciation is gained of the nature of the problem, the formal solution using the projection becomes both logical and straightforward. The stereographic projection is an essential tool of the structural geologist which allows three-dimensional orientation data to be both represented and manipulated. It provides a way of graphically displaying the data collected. This is essential for the recognition and interpretation of patterns of preferred orientation.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Ocean Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spherical projection; Geology, Structural; Maps; Geological mapping
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780750624503
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:10

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