Reading Resources

Use the following links to find articles, books, book chapters and field guides relevant to the New Zealand Geology Field camp programme. You will maximize your learning by accessing these resources. Many of the listed items are free to download directly from their publishers/owners (from the links provided) You can use them on your laptop, tablet or other electronic media.

We intend to upload study guides specifically designed for this course in due course.

New Zealand Geology Map

http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/evolution/images/geology_era.pdf

New Zealand District Map

http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/evolution/images/nz_district.pdf

New Zealand Geology in Summary

http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/evolution/geologicalHistory.shtml

Field Guide Castle Hill region, Canterbury

http://www.outreach.canterbury.ac.nz/documents/castle_hill/castle%20Hill_student.pdf

Kaikoura Orogeny

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaikoura_Orogeny

Geological History of New Zealand

http://ncealevel2sci.wikispaces.com/Geology

New Zealand Timescale

http://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/Our-Science/Earth-Science/Fossils/Online-Resources/New-Zealand-s-Geological-Timescale

Timescales

http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/Bio10Tuat02-fig-Bio10Tuat02_P001a.html

Taupo Field Guide

https://securepages.co.nz/~gsnz/siteadmin/uploaded/gs_downloads/Fieldtrips/MP136B_FT1.pdf

Taupo Volcano

http://cdn.securepages.co.nz/~gsnz/file_downloads/fieldtrip/MP117B_FT1.pdf

Geothermal Systems

http://cdn.securepages.co.nz/~gsnz/file_downloads/fieldtrip/MP117B_FT2.pdf

Caldera Volcanism

http://cdn.securepages.co.nz/~gsnz/file_downloads/fieldtrip/MP117B_FT7.pdf

Field Guides around Nelson

http://www.gsnz.org.nz/nelson-c-2_12_23.html

Field Guides around Canterbury

http://www.gsnz.org.nz/canterbury-c-2_12_15.html

Field Guides around Otago

http://www.gsnz.org.nz/otago-c-2_12_25.html

Some textbooks relevant to the field camp (free to download)

Volcanology and Geothermal Energy by Kenneth Wohletz and Grant Heiken

http://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/view?docId=ft6v19p151;brand=ucpress

Practical Volcanology

http://www.earth-prints.org/handle/2122/3884

Monogenetic Basaltic Volcanoes: Genetic Classification, Growth, Geomorphology and Degradation

http://www.intechopen.com/books/updates-in-volcanology-new-advances-in-understanding-volcanic-systems/monogenetic-basaltic-volcanoes-genetic-classification-growth-geomorphology-and-degradation

Recommended text books to buy (as eBook or Paper copy)

The Field Guide to New Zealand Geology - Jocelyn Thornton

http://www.thenile.co.nz/books/Jocelyn-Thornton/The-Field-Guide-to-New-Zealand-Geology/9780143202592/

A continent on the move – New Zealand Geoscience into the 21st Century Edited by Ian J Graham

http://www.craigpotton.co.nz/store/books/nature-environment/

Cobb Valley: a geological guide

http://www.gsnz.org.nz/cobb-valley-geological-guide-p-211.html

Walks through Auckland's geological past: a guide to the geological formations of Rangitoto, Motutapu, and Motuihe Islands

http://www.gsnz.org.nz/walks-through-aucklands-geological-past-guide-geological-formations-rangitoto-motutap-p-208.html

Extinct Volcanoes: a guide to the geology of Banks Peninsula

http://www.gsnz.org.nz/extinct-volcanoes-guide-geology-banks-peninsula-p-213.html

Central Rocks: A guide to the geology and landscapes of Central Otago

http://www.gsnz.org.nz/central-rocks-guide-geology-landscapes-central-otago-p-212.html

Popular earth science books about New Zealand geology

http://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/Products/Publications/Popular-Publications

If you wish to download topographic maps from the regions we visit please visit the following website below. Choose the desired area in accordance to the GoogleEarth file provided in the website to identify the key regions we will visit. You can download PDF files and/or geo-referenced map data free of charge from the links below. You can also upload  the files to handheld GPS devices. Please note, if you decide to upload electronic data to handheld GPS devices, there is a limitation on number of maps your device will be able to handle. We recommend you have the electronic files on your laptop instead, and manually change the maps you specifically need during the trip.

Topographic maps in 1 to 250,000 scale

http://www.linz.govt.nz/topography/topo-maps/map-chooser

Topographic maps in 1 to 50,000 scale

http://www.linz.govt.nz/topography/topo-maps/map-chooser

Click on the mapping sheet, then select the 1 to 50,000 page you wish to download in TIFF OR GeoTiff format.

 

 

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