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SOEE2180
Module Reading List

Field, Map and GIS Skills, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Dr Vernon Manville
V.R.Manville@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Geological field techniques:

There are a number of books on geological field techniques, many in the excellent Geological Society of London series, although some are becoming a little dated. In addition, there are some more general books that include aspects of report writing and final map preparation.

 

Geological Field Techniques. A.L. Coe (Ed.) The Open University, Wiley-Blackwell.  

Probably the best single resource for learning how to collect and record geological field data. Contains >200 examples of good notebooks, fieldslips and cross-sections. Includes step-by-step guides to many practical skills, including sketching, stratigraphic logging, stereonets etc. If you only invest in one book to assist you with the field elements of this module and your independent mapping dissertation – get this book! Oct. 2010.

 

Geology in the field. R. Compton.  

One of the best books on fieldwork, but now sadly out of print, is still available in the Kindle e-reader format on Amazon relatively cheaply. I can thoroughly recommend it, it has great sections not just on field geology but also on report writing and illustrating.

 

Basic Geological Mapping. (R.J. Lisle, P. Brabham & J.W. Barnes), Geological Society of London Handbook, John Wiley and Sons.

New, revised edition. Aug. 2011. A summary of the material covered in the rest of the series. Pocket sized.

 

The Mapping of Geological Structures. (K. McClay), Geological Society of London Handbook, John Wiley and Sons.

Recommended for anyone planning to map in a structurally complex terrain. Unfortunately quite old and only in black and white. Aug. 1991.

 

Sedimentary Rocks in the Field. (M. Tucker), Geological Society of London Handbook, John Wiley and Sons.

The new edition, in colour. Another in the excellent pocket-sized Geological Society of London series. Jan. 2011.

 

The Field Description of Igneous Rocks. (D. Jerram and N. Petford), Geological Society of London Handbook, John Wiley and Sons.

The new edition, in colour. Recommended for anyone planning to map in an igneous terrain. Jan. 2011.

 

The Field Description of Metamorphic Rocks. (N. Fry), Geological Society of London Handbook, John Wiley and Sons.

Recommended for anyone planning to map in a metamorphic terrain. Unfortunately quite old and only available in black and white. Aug. 1991.

 

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Remote sensing:

There are many books on remote sensing in the library, many of them in the Geography section. The following are recommended, but this list is just a selection and there are many other possibilities. Almost all of them include the basic material covered in this course, and most go into far more detail. Remote Sensing is a rapidly changing area, so try to look at later editions where possible. Other references will be given out during the course

 

Remote Sensing in Geology. (Siegal & Gillespie), John Wylie.

Very good on well-established techniques, e.g. air photos.1980.

 

Image Interpretation in Geology. (S.A. Drury), Nelson Thornes.

An excellent book with supporting CD and image viewer. There are copies of this and earlier editions in the main collection, and more are on order. 3rd edition, 2001.

 

Images of the Earth – a guide to remote sensing. (S.A. Drury), Oxford Scientific publications.

Very good on interpretation. (NB copies in Geography student loan too), 2nd edition 1998.

 

Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing. (C.E. Barrett & L.F. Curtis), Chapman and Hall.

Good comprehensive guide. Most copies in library are currently earlier editions more on order. 4th Edition, 1999.

 

Geological Maps: An introduction. (A. Maltman).

The edition includes a good chapter on Environmental Maps (and answers to problem maps!), 2nd edition.

 

Virtually Hawaii: http://satftp.soest.hawaii.edu/space/hawaii

A really useful website with tutorials on various aspects of remote sensing.

 

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Geological map skills:

 

An Introduction to Geological Maps & Structures. (G.M.Bennison, P.A.Oliver & K.A.Moseley), Hodder Education.

The new 8th edition. Mar. 2011.

This list was last updated on 12/09/2019