ES406 Structural Geology Lab
Western Oregon University
Fall Term 2008, 1 CR, By Arrangement, NS218
Dr. S. Taylor
OFFICE: RM 210 Natural Sciences Bldg
M-R 4-5 PM;
Phone: (w) 838-8398 (cell) 541-760-9216
Web Site: www.wou.edu/taylor
Twiss, R.J., and Moores, E.M., Structural Geology: W.H. Freeman and Co., New York, 532 pp.
Rowland, S.M. and Duebendorfer, E.M., Structural Analysis and Synthesis, 2nd Ed.: Blackwell
Scientific Publications, Boston, 279 pp.
Compton, R.R., 1962, Manual of Field Geology: John Wiley and Sons, New York, 378 pp.
(photocopied readings will be provided by instructor).
Structural geology is the study of the architecture of rocks as resulting from tectonic
Classic structural geology is concerned with the study of rock deformation
features such as folds, joints, faults and foliation.
More recent work focuses on the timing and
kinematics of deformation; i.e. what tectonic processes were operating when, to result in