The Portuguese edition of my book Structural geology was released at the 46th Brazilian Geological Congress in Santos, Brazil last week. I had the great pleasure of being present at the conference, meeting many colleagues and students from all over Brazil. The Portuguese edition comes with a new frontispiece, with a picture of folded and faulted rocks of the Banded Iron Formation in northern Minnesota. The back has a picture of strained turbidites with a boudinaged quartz vein from New Hampshire, one of several localities that I visited in June thanks to Emeritus Professor Wally Bothner at the University of New Hampshire.
I have to admit that I do not read Portuguese very well, but having followed the translation process closely I feel very confident that the translator, Dr. Fabio Dias, did an outstanding job, as did the staff at the publishing company Oficina de Textos. What a great conference, and what a great reception the book received! The book had to be resupplied two times during the conference as the publisher was selling it away from their exposition booth in great numbers. I sincerely hope that Geologia Estrutural will be of help to students and geologists in Portuguese-speaking countries over the years to come.
Thanks to Dr. Fabio Dias, to Oficina de Textos, and to Statoil whose financial support has made the book more affordable!