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Structural Geology and Tectonics: Getting Started

A guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic of Structural Geology

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What is Structural Geology?

"The branch of geology that deals with the form, arrangement, and internal structure of the rocks, and especially with the description, representation, and analysis of structures, chiefly on a moderate to small scale."  Glossary of Geology, 4th ed., American Geological Institute

What is Tectonics?

"A branch of geology dealing with the broad architecture of the outer part of the Earth, that is, the regional assembling of structural or deformational features, a study of their mutual relations, origin, and historical evolution."  Glossary of Geology, 4th ed., American Geological Institute.

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