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Atlas of Shear Zone Structures in Meso-scale


  • Around 200 full-colour photos exemplify shear zone structures

  • Captions accompany each photo and emphasize fundamental characteristics

  • Shear zones have been emphasized since it will lead to applied studies such as geohydrology


Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Soumyajit Mukherjee
    Pages 1-29
  3. Soumyajit Mukherjee
    Pages 31-49
  4. Soumyajit Mukherjee
    Pages 51-69
  5. Soumyajit Mukherjee
    Pages 71-85
  6. Soumyajit Mukherjee
    Pages 87-124

About this book


Study of structures associated with shear zones is a crucial aspect to understand the deformation mechanism associated with such zones. Shear zones have been emphasized since it will lead to many latest applied studies such as radioactive waste disposal, groundwater flow etc. For the sake of brevity, research papers cannot show all possible variation in structures found in shear zones. The proposed book aims to present some of these structures in great details with attractive colour photographs. Each photograph will have a comprehensive caption.


Brittle Shear Bulk Strain Rate Containment Pressure Deformation Mechanism Ductile Shear Earthquake Prediction Metamorphic Facies Shear Fabrics Shear Zones

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia

About the authors

Soumyajit Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Atlas of Shear Zone Structures in Meso-scale
  • Authors Soumyajit Mukherjee
  • Series Title Springer Geology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Geology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-00088-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34361-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-00089-3
  • Series ISSN 2197-9545
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-9553
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 124
  • Number of Illustrations 222 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Structural Geology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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From the reviews:

“The Atlas of Shear Zone Structures in Meso-Scale illustrates the morphological characteristics of shear zones within the Himalayas … . the Atlas is a milestone for researchers, students and professional structural geologists who would like to work on shear zones. The wide variety of structures related to shear zones which are presented in this book include those that are commonly beyond the scope of publication in research articles. This treatment will cater for all who are interested in shear zone dynamics.” (Rajkumar Ghosh, Geological Journal, February, 2014)