This introductory textbook has been developed to provide first-year university students with a grounding in the basic techniques of geological map analysis. The text takes into account recent advances in tectonic understanding which have brought about a new generation of mapping techniques, such as satellite-based remote sensing and new geophysical methods. Recent concepts, including inversion tectonics, are explored, and the integration of remote sensing and map analysis is explained in detail.
Base maps and cartography; two-dimensional presentation of 3-D geology; geology at the Earth's surface; remote sensing; the fourth dimension - chronology; deformation basics; continuous deformation; discontinuous deformation - faults; igneous and metamorphic rocks - geometry and map expression; unconformities - helpful gaps in the geological record; geological map interpretation - a synthesis. Appendices: stereographic and related projection; geological symbols.