Published:January 02, 2020
John G. Ramsay's book Folding and Fracturing of Rocks was first published in 1967. It set the research agenda for, and the approaches to, modern structural geology. It is recognized as one of the most influential texts in the subject area and was underpinned by significant research publications by the author; its weight added to by later texts and articles. John was also an enthusiastic teacher of structural geology, and many of his tutees have gone on to forge their own careers in structural geology, inspired to do so by John, his teaching and approaches. This Special Publication serves as a golden 50 year celebration of the book, and also of John's life-long work and career as an innovative scientist, inspiring mentor, excellent teacher, and great field structural geologist.
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Folding and Fracturing of Rocks: 50 Years of Research since the Seminal Text Book of J. G. Ramsay
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This Special Publication is a celebration of research into the Folding and Fracturing of Rocks to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of the seminal textbook by J. G. Ramsay. Folding and Fracturing of Rocks summarised the key structural geology concepts of the time. Through his numerical and geometric focus John pioneered and provided solutions to understanding the processes leading to the folding and fracturing of rocks. His strong belief that numerical and geometric solutions, to understanding crustal processes, should be tested against field examples added weight and clarity to his work. The basic ideas and solutions presented in the text are as relevant now as they were 50 years ago, and this collection of papers celebrates John's contribution to structural geology. The papers explore the lasting impact of John and his work, they present case studies and a modern understanding of the process documented in the Folding and Fracturing of Rocks.