Structural geology, 2nd edition

The second edition of my book is printed and will be shipped out as I write. We wanted to update and add a variety of things; boxes, replacing photos, adding a few illustrations, explaining some things better, etc. The largest single change is a new chapter on joints and veins. Hence the numbering has changed from Chapter 8 (the new chapter). Apart from that, the structure of the book remains the same. Thanks to those of you who sent comments and suggestions for improvements. Feedback is extremely valuable, so please do more of that!CoverPage

The new cover is from the SW coast of Portugal, where Carboniferous turbidites were  involved in thin-skinned folding and thrusting during the Variscan orogeny. A range of beautiful structures are exposed along that coast. A change from the previous cover, which was from the Swiss Alps – another beautiful area to enjoy structures and structural geology.

Let me also mention that I spent time upgrading the online resources, such as additional photos, problem sets, and e-modules. In fact, e-modules are getting a closer link with the chapters in the book, and are recommended to all users of the book. Check resources here:

And finally, two very nice endorsements:

“This new edition of Structural Geology has filled in a few gaps in the excellent first edition and the author and publishers are to be congratulated on their efforts to produce a really up-to-date text in a most attractive format.” Professor John Ramsay, ETH Zürich

“This is the best textbook in this field of the past decade. Both the book and the accompanying online resources have been extended with new topics and the animated e-modules are a fantastic extra teaching resource.” Professor Roger Soliva, Université Montpellier II


About Haakon Fossen

Professor of structural geology, University of Bergen. Author of book Structural Geology, published at Cambridge University Press
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3 Responses to Structural geology, 2nd edition

  1. 6pathsage says:

    I thought the cover looked familiar! looks like the overturned beds of the brejeira at Laje dos Cabroes..
    I’m looking forwards to purchasing your book, just one question.. has the issue of the binding been resolved?

  2. Thanks for your message: The binding issue of the 2010 printing, which seems to follow me as a nightmare, was resolved 5 years ago (the 1st edition was reprinted many times with good bindings between 2011 and 2015), and the publisher is very much aware of this particular issue with the new book. You can make sure that I will test-bend it when I get my copies!

  3. David Corral says:

    i like the first edition, i have digital file and book,
    Maybe, you can agregate more information on seismic information of faults and folds

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