Structural Geology is the analytical branch of tectonics. It looks at each other with the spatial relationships of the rocks and the recognizable in them deformations.
The structural geology is not concerned with global tectonic contexts ( " Großtektonik ", see also mountain or plate tectonics ), but studied folds, fractures and mineral structure in rocks in a local or regional scale.
Links and literature
- Jean -Pierre Castle: Introduction to Structural Geology. Lecture notes for the Basic Course of Structural Geology at the ETH Zurich, Zurich 2001 ( PDF 4.92 MB)