counter create hit A Field Manual for the Amateur Geologist: Tools and Activities for Exploring Our Planet - Download Free eBook
Hot Best Seller

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

Availability: Ready to download

Praise for the first edition . . . "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 outd Praise for the first edition . . . "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.


Compare

Praise for the first edition . . . "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 outd Praise for the first edition . . . "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.

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

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dave

    Reviewing some basic geology for an upcoming ASBOG licensing test. This is a fantastic book for a quick review for professionals and as an introductory book for folks interested in geology. The book provides a nice synopsis of GEO-101 and GEO-201 as well as introductory field geology.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Berry Muhl

    This is another of those near-textbook reads that you can't just read through once and consider done. You have to work through the activities. For that reason, although I've read every page (including the Appendices), I'm not really "finished" with it. I'm bookmarking a few key sections with paperclips and sticky notes, and will carry it with me on my outdoorsing in the Limestone County environs. The book encompasses most of what you'd expect in an introductory Geology course: landforms and their This is another of those near-textbook reads that you can't just read through once and consider done. You have to work through the activities. For that reason, although I've read every page (including the Appendices), I'm not really "finished" with it. I'm bookmarking a few key sections with paperclips and sticky notes, and will carry it with me on my outdoorsing in the Limestone County environs. The book encompasses most of what you'd expect in an introductory Geology course: landforms and their generating processes, geological time, mineralogy, petrology, and paelontology. You will learn to understand the lay of the land, get a handle on which geological province underlies your region, how to hunt for rocks, minerals, and fossils...even how to prospect for gold. The author seems to assume that most people who pursue geology in depth will be doing so for profit as well as fun, so he provides information on how petrochemical geologists go about locating fossil fuel deposits, perhaps hoping to draw some readers into a career in the field. But even the humble hobbyist will find much of use here, including how to collect and display specimens. I for one am ready to get out onto the property here and start looking for Cretaceous fossils.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rhiannon Bacon

    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 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 it straight through, but I think it will be great reference use. Very nice index.

  4. 4 out of 5

    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. For more: http://1book42day.blogspot.com/2008/0... 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. For more: http://1book42day.blogspot.com/2008/0...

  5. 4 out of 5

    Miles

    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.

  6. 4 out of 5

    David

    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.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Amiin Ahmed

  8. 5 out of 5

    JL

  9. 4 out of 5

    Johnathan

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jefferson Amos

  11. 4 out of 5

    James A Borsos

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ben

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tina

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jeenu

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sam

  16. 4 out of 5

    Michael Karpusas

  17. 4 out of 5

    Asep Suryana

  18. 5 out of 5

    Bill Howard

  19. 4 out of 5

    Brandon Cinquepalmi

  20. 5 out of 5

    Asani Brewton

  21. 5 out of 5

    Rodrigo

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mike Kennedy

  23. 4 out of 5

    Carol-Anne

  24. 4 out of 5

    Stacie

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sameera Lasantha

  26. 4 out of 5

    Masoom Bacha

  27. 4 out of 5

    Richard Nielsen

  28. 4 out of 5

    Brandon Hill

  29. 5 out of 5

    Brian

  30. 5 out of 5

    Norm Spier

  31. 5 out of 5

    Alli

  32. 4 out of 5

    Kam

  33. 5 out of 5

    Kaitlyn

  34. 5 out of 5

    Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides

  35. 4 out of 5

    Abdelaziz

  36. 5 out of 5

    Annette

  37. 5 out of 5

    SÅŀĭk Jávếd

  38. 4 out of 5

    Bezabh

  39. 5 out of 5

    Birret

  40. 4 out of 5

    Mohammad Ali

  41. 5 out of 5

    Chantel Nickolls

  42. 5 out of 5

    Ibrahim Mohammed

  43. 4 out of 5

    Erin

  44. 5 out of 5

    Muskan

  45. 5 out of 5

    Abdo

  46. 4 out of 5

    حسان ناصر

  47. 4 out of 5

    Cam (Lochiel) Chalmers

  48. 5 out of 5

    Ellen Rosenshein

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.