|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Publish Date:||Aug 1992|
|Number of Pages:||160|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.1|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||7.5 x 9.5 x 0.5|
Writer and book editor Dougal Dixon was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1947. He received a Bachelor of Science in geology from the University of St. Andrews in 1970 and a Master of Science in 1972. He entered the publishing field in 1973 and became a freelancer in 1980. He is an internationally recognized authority on dinosaurs and is one of the most popular science writers in the UK. He has also served as a special advisor for programs and motion pictures about dinosaurs in the United States, Great Britain and Japan.
He received the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Journalism by the Educational Press Association of America in 1993, the Helen Roney Sattler Award in 1993, the Children's Book Council 1994 Outstanding Trade Science Book Award, and the Times Educational Supplement Primary Schoolbook Award in 1996.
|What is a Practical Geologist?|
|The History of the Earth|
|The Development of the Solar System|
|The Earth Solidifies|
|Inside the Earth|
|The Evidence for the Theories|
|The Substance of the Earth|
|Minerals -- Rock Components|
|Analyzing Minerals with Light|
|The Rock Cycle and Igneous Rocks|
|The Rock Cycle and Sedimentary Rocks|
|The Rock Cycle and Metamorphic Rocks|
|Using Field Equipment|
|Preparing a Field Notebook|
|The Earth's Story Book|
|History in the Rocks|
|Erosion and Geomorphology|
|The Weather Cycle and the Effect of Rivers|
|Field Work Technique|
|Techniques for Igneous Rocks|
|Techniques for Sedimentary Rocks|
|Techniques for Metamorphic Rocks and Drift|
|Rhyolite and Andesite|
|Fine-Grained Sedimentary Rocks|
|Preparing and Curating Specimens|
|Geological Time Scale|
From exploring the basic principles of geology to starting a rock and mineral collection, The Practical Geologist is the perfect introduction to the world of earth science.
Beginning with a history of the earth's formation and development, this book explores the substances that compose the planet, movements within the earth, the surface effects of weather and water, and underground landscapes.
It shows you how to search for, identify, and extract samples of various rocks and minerals, and for each rock and mineral type there is a brief mineralogy and explanation of its locations. There are also sections on mapping, preparing, and curating specimens, and geological sites on the six continents.
Packed with more than 200 full-color illustrations, this comprehensive guide is the essential practical companion for natural science enthusiasts everywhere.