original cover to the hardcover edition of Geology in the Field by Robert R. Compton

 

Original hardcover edition

published by Wiley in 1985

Cover of the new ebook ediition of Geology in the Field by Robert R. Compton

New PDF eBook edition published by Earthspun Books in 2016

My father's legacy

 

After my father died in 2015 I was determined to revive his classic field manual which had gone out of print. After Wiley reverted the publishing rights, I decided to convert  Geology in the Field into an eBook to make it available quickly and at a reasonable price. The eBook is now available for purchase as a PDF / Amazon Kindle ebook or as a paperback book from Amazon.

 

Check out excerpts from the PDF/eBook below.

New paperback edition

available from Amazon

NB: Please read advisory on my Buy page before ordering the paperback version.

Robert R. Compton Field Geology Research Fund

The Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences has established the Robert R. Compton Field Geology Research Fund to support graduate students doing field intensive studies. If you are interested in learning more about this fund and how to contribute please see the official letter from Prof. Elizabeth Miller (click to download).

Photo from 1954 of the Stanford geology summer field camp led by Robert R. Compton

The 1954 Stanford University Summer Field Camp, Santa Rosa Mountains, Nevada. My father (second on the right) was in charge of the field camp from 1950 until he retired from Stanford in 1981 (photo from Bob Garrison, top left).

Chapter

excerpts

photo of Robert R. Compton at the exhibit of his paintings in the Stanford University Geology library September 1991

My father's other passion was art and he painted full-time in his retirement. This photo was taken in September 1991 at his Stanford Geology Library exhibit. The painting is of a sandstone mesa in Monument Valley and is one of over a hundred he would paint (visit robertrcompton.com to see more of his artwork).

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Chapter 4

Chapter 4

Chapter 9

Chapter 9

Chapter 12

Chapter 12

Chapter 14

Chapter 14

Chapter 16

Chapter 16

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