This page links to articles I have written elsewhere on the website that illustrate some ‘basic concepts’ in geology. Bear with me as I develop these pages.
Articles on the Northwest Geology Field Trips website (click on blue links):
THE FORMATION OF PILLOW LAVA with links to where to see them in Washington.
SEDIMENTARY ROCK STRUCTURE- STRIKE AND DIP
HOW DEEP ROCKS REACH THE SURFACE- UPLIFT
If you are unfamiliar with technical geologic terms, recommended references to have on your shelf, whether you are a ‘professional’ or ‘citizen’ geologist are:
A Dictionary of Earth Sciences (1999) Second Edition, edited by Ailsa Allaby and Michael Allaby. New York, Oxford University Press. 599 pages, plus appendices and references.
The old stand-by dictionary has been:
Dictionary of Geologic Terms (1983) 3rd Edition, edited by Robert L. Bates and Julia A. Jackson. New York, Doubleday. 571 pages. This book badly needs a new edition, as it does not contain many recent terms added to the geologic lexicon.
Websites with definitions of geologic terms:
This one seems to have the most words: http://www.webref.org/geology/geology.htm