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Ben A. van der Pluijm and Stephen Marshak
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The 2nd edition is in preparation (publication 2002).  Please send Ben your comments and suggestions (vdpluijm@umich.edu)

Section A. Fundamentals
Chapter 1. Introduction 
Chapter 2. Primary and Nontectonic Structures 
Chapter 3. Force and Stress 
Chapter 4. Deformation and Strain 
Chapter 5. Rheology 

Section B. Brittle Structures
Chapter 6. Brittle Deformation Processes 
Chapter 7. Joints and Veins 
Chapter 8. Faults and Faulting 

Section C. Ductile Structures
Chapter 9. Ductile Deformation Processes and Microstructures 
Chapter 10. Folds and Folding 
Chapter 11. Fabrics: Foliations and Lineations 
Chapter 12. Ductile Shear Zones, Textures and Transposition 
Chapter 13. Deformation, Metamorphism and Time - Essay 

Spherical Projections 
Geologic Time Scale

Section D. Tectonics and Regional Deformation
Chapter 14. Whole Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics 
Chapter 15. Extensional Tectonics 
Chapter 16. Convergence and Collision 
Chapter 17. Fold-Thrust Belts - Essay (with Scott Wilkerson
Chapter 18. Strike-Slip Tectonics 
Chapter 19. Perspectives of Regional Geology - Essays 
  1. General Introduction
  2. The European Alps - John Platt 
  3. The Tibetan Plateau and surrounding regions - Leigh Royden and B. Clark Burchfiel
  4. The North American Cordillera - Elizabeth Miller and Phil Gans 
  5. The Central Andes - Richard W. Allmendinger and Teresa E. Jordan 
  6. The Northern Appalachians - Dwight D. Bradley 
  7. The Caledonides - Kevin T. Pickering and Alan G. Smith 
  8. The Tasman Belt - David Gray 
  9. Tectonic Genealogy of North America - Paul F. Hoffman
  10. The US Continental Interior - Stephen Marshak and Ben A. van der Pluijm 

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StereoNett for Windows, by Johann Duyster.  A program for spherical projection of directional datasets.  Click here to download your copy or go to the original source at http://homepage.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/Johannes.P.Duyster/stereo/stereo1.htm where you will find updates and extra information.  An alternative program is Wintek, which can be downloaded here. For a basic unzip routine, download pkunzip.exe or use any version of winzip.

Stereonet for Mac, by Rick Allmendinger. A program for spherical projection of directional datasets.  Go to the original source at ftp://www.geo.cornell.edu/pub/rwa/Stereonet/ where you will find the latest version of the program and other information.

StressMohr for Windows, by Ulrich Kruse.  This program illustrates the use of stress calculations for two-dimensional systems. The program consists of five displays. In each display you can vary the physical situation and immediately see the effects in the graphical displays. The first display illustrates the relation between forces and stresses acting on a rectangular solid. In the second display, you explore the stress on a plane as you vary the orientation of the plane and the state of stress in the system. We illustrate the calculation of the stress on the plane in terms of a simple matrix multiplication in the third display. You can also observe the simple geometry of the envelope of the stresses that are produced as the angle of the plane is varied. The fourth display shows the behavior of the normal and shear components of the stress on the plane. When the normal component is plotted along x and the shear component along y, the envelope will be a circle: called a Mohr circle. This beautiful result lets you visualize the range of possible stresses on the plane. Finally in the last display, you can explore the conditions which lead to the fracture of a sample: you can vary the stresses until the stresses are just strong enough to cause fracture by watching the changes in size and location of the Mohr circle.
Click here to download the zipfile that contains the program and a MSWord version of the manual.  The manual is also available online by clicking here.

Strain Calculator (0<Wk<1) for W95, by Rod Holcombe. Strain Calculator presents strain data and calculations graphically and numerically. Conversions of strain ratios to stretches at a given volume change can be plotted directly onto a logarithmic strain plot (see screen shot). Shear zone parameters (ellipticity, deformed and undeformed orientations, etc.) for any shear strain value or vorticity number (Wk) are calculated and shown graphically. Please note use restrictions.

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