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