From their first use in the last century, thin sections of rocks have been an important source of information for geologists. Many of the older textbooks on structural geology, however, did not treat microscopic aspects of structures, while petrologists would describe microscopic structures as, for example, lepidoblastic or nematoblastic without paying much attention to kinematic and dynamic implications. During the last decades, however, structural geologists learned to profit from the wealth of data that can be obtained from the geometry of structures studied in thin section, and metamorphic petrologists have appreciated the relation of structural evolution on the thin section scale and metamorphic processes.
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- A Framework of Microtectonic Studies
Prof. Dr. C. W. Passchier
Prof. Dr. R. A. J. Trouw
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg