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« on: 12/04/2010 22:31:12 »
having the brain of a sardine on acid i find it hard to follow long complicated words.. like the for e.g

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anyone know any good books on geology? just so i dont feel like a half wit wile reading you guys


 

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« Reply #1 on: 13/04/2010 03:36:55 »
I'm sure JimBob will be able to break your stones  ;D
 

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« Reply #2 on: 13/04/2010 09:39:14 »
"Earth" by Press and Siever - is an excellent first year undergrad level text.

A quick look on Amazon suggests that it has been updated it to "Understanding Earth" which integrates with some web resources...
 

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« Reply #3 on: 13/04/2010 17:41:37 »
having the brain of a sardine on acid ......

Hell!! There is nothing wrong with that - You are describing my brain as well.

As fro the books:

Holms - Principals of Physical Geology

This seminal work on the process of geology was first published in 1899 and (last?) revised in 1945 by the author, in 1979 by his granddaughter and last in 2004 by Duff. This text assumes no prior knowledge of geology and provides an introduction to the science that is probably the most comprehensive physical geology ever written.

It is available on-line at Google Books at http://books.google.com/books?id=E6vknq9SfIIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Holms+-+Principals+of+Physical+Geology&source=bl&ots=0S7SEUePfx&sig=y66shUJi-wwHkyBV9QxjK6AKLwI&hl=en&ei=6I7ES_6lAYKB8gbM8rHXDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CCQQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q&f=false

Follow this book, if you get through it - it is 800+ pages, by a good historical geology book. Raymond C. Moore's book is a classic but you need to buy it. There is no online version of the latest edition. There are several historical geology books listed in Google Books.

An older but classic text, 1921, "A Textbook of Geology: Historical Geology," by Amadeus William Grabau is a comprehensive book but is probably outdated in certain areas. Grabau's two volume "Principles of Stratigraphy" is one of the must reads for any geology student but is slightly more advanced than a historical geology text.

If you are going to buy - Holms and Moore
 

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« Reply #4 on: 13/04/2010 22:30:49 »
How exciting! I immediately ran out purchased copies of the treasured works.

I'm reading through the preface now and it's verrrrrrrryyyyy............snork.......snork...........snork....
 

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« Reply #5 on: 15/04/2010 16:38:58 »
Didn't your mother ever teach you that if you cannot say something nice to say nothing??
 

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« Reply #6 on: 15/04/2010 19:29:57 »
thanks jimbob, will start reading now.  might be done by next year ill start now.

prefer reading books though, reading from the internet make me cross eyed.  if i can find it ill buy it
 

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« Reply #7 on: 16/04/2010 02:42:11 »
Didn't your mother ever teach you that if you cannot say something nice to say nothing??

I really must apologize JB. I didn't realize I was breaking your stones.



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« Reply #8 on: 16/04/2010 14:31:48 »
Didn't your mother ever teach you that if you cannot say something nice to say nothing??

I really must apologize JB. I didn't realize I was breaking your stones.



(Collapses in paroxysms of mirth)

The simple minded are so easy to amuse. This is a perfect example.
 

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