Many structural geologists will be familiar with Georg Mandl’s excellent book Mechanics of Tectonic Faulting published in 1988 by Elsevier. This represented a summary of many of the concepts and ideas relating to the mechanics of shear failure in the crust, developed during his time as head of a large industrial research group. Since his retirement from industry in 1985, he has been a professor at the Institute of Engineering Geology and Applied Mineralogy of the Technical University of Graz. This new book, Faulting in Brittle Rocks: An Introduction to the Mechanics of Tectonic Faults, benefits enormously from this...

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