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Pocket Guide Geology in the field / von Tom McCann

This book is an atlas of identification that helps to identify and describe minerals, rocks and the most important fossil groups in the terrain. But not only that. In addition, a number of important geological structures are described and shown in numerous photographs. This invites you to discover the geology behind landscapes and rocks out in the field.

After all, geology is a science that only really comes to life when hiking in nature, for example along the coast or through national parks. With little knowledge you will experience the landscape differently. The rocks will come alive, so to speak, and you will be able to read history like a book and understand the diversity and complexity of geological processes. Such processes - an interplay of magmatism, tectonics, metamorphosis, climate and sedimentation - have shaped the surface of the earth today.

The book is aimed at readers and students interested in geology, for whom the work will serve as a companion on excursions through nature.

This book is a translation of the original German 1st edition Pocket Guide Geologie im Gelände by Tom McCann, published by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature in 2019. The translation was done with the help of artificial intelligence (machine translation by the service A subsequent human revision was done primarily in terms of content, so that the book will read stylistically different from a conventional translation. Springer Nature works continuously to further the development of tools for the production of books and on the related technologies to support the authors.