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1 23rd April 16:50
jamie de pretre
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Hello,


I was wondering if any one could offer me some
advice on books on geology. I'm looking for starters
(wich me be of college level) that give an good represetation
of the principles of geology.

Thanks in advance
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2 23rd April 16:50
jjedwab
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Sir Charles Lyell: Principles of Geology.

Facsimile accessible on the web:

http://www.esp.org/books/lyell/principles/facsimile/title3.html)

J.J.
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3 23rd April 16:50
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Jamie De Pretre a écrit dans le message ...


It has been a long time since I was an under graduate but the beginning
texts we used were.
Principles of Geology "Gilluly and Waters"
Geological Evolution of North America "Clark and Sterns"
Stratigraphy and Sedimentation " Krumbein and Sloss"
Structural Geology "Billings"
and of course Dana's manual of Mineralogy

JO
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4 23rd April 16:50
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Earth by Press and Seiver is a good place to start. There also a good little
paperback that I am fond off, "Beahvior of The Earth" by Claude Allegre

Stuart


Dr. Stuart A. Weinstein
Ewa Beach Institute of Tectonics
"To err is human, but to really foul things up
requires a creationist"
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5 24th April 13:26
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Annals of the Former World by John McPhee is not a textbook but a collection
of essays on geology.
It won the Pulitzer Prize and, I think, is inspiring. It did the trick for
me.

It gives a very good impression of Deep Time.

John
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6 25th April 09:32
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So, I guess you are since a truthful Glaaaaaciations beuuuuliever !
.... and a faithful supporter of all present consecrated Gogology dogmas !

So indeed it did the trick that wonderful book i.e. to destroy you free will
and free thinking.

I would recommend it too, then.

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Hydro & Mining Prospector _ Senior Geologist
Discoverer of Telfer; Kintyre & Nifty Mines_ Great Sandy Desert.of Australia
Discoverer of the South Atlantic Submarine Gold Placers
( 40 Millions Tons estimate )
Founder of the TRUE GEOLOGY

~~Ignorance Is The Cosmic Sin, The One Never F****ven ! ~~


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7 25th April 09:32
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Why do you deny the existence of observable phenomena.

Rivers transporting sediment and causing erosion for example.

Glaciers

etcetera etcetera

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8 25th April 09:32
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It all depends on your learning style.
Most textbooks are "pedagogical", that is to divide knowledge into
logically connected chunks, suitable for learning. Nice pictures
and lab projects reinforce this. Press & Siever's "Earth" is good
textbook.

Behind every science there a drama of discovery: colorful personalities,
history, and conflicting ideas. Some people learn things better through
drama than a dry succession of facts. That is where McPhees essays,
Walter Sullivan's Continents in Motion, Naomi's Oreske's biographies, etc.
can contribute.

PBS Nova explores a few geologic topics every season. You can get copies
in libraries or buy them from PBS.

I think all three approaches are useful at times.
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9 25th April 09:32
jamie de pretre
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I'm just looking to get started in learning some of the principles used
in geology. And I like it when from time to time it's framed more in
a textbook than in a story. Although I like reading science books more
structured in a narrative way then in a textbook way.
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10 25th April 09:32
jamie de pretre
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This book is quite old as even Darwin uses it in my 'on the origin of
species'. Is it still
up to date (not in the sense that everything has to prefect just the major
ideas), if so I will
certainly try to acquire this book?
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