“This textbook begins where many others end” is the bold statement at the start of Chapter 1 of this 822-page text. The primary aim of this book is made clear at the outset. Its focus is on subsurface structural mapping methods and their techniques as applied in the petroleum industry. As such, it is not a text for an undergraduate course in structural geology, although it may have significant value to graduate students taking courses in petroleum geology.

The guiding principle for the text is the “Philosophical Doctrine of Accurate Subsurface Interpretation and Mapping” as laid out in detail in...

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