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Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

ISBN-10: 0132403420
ISBN-13: 9780132403429
Edition: 2001
Authors: John D. Winter
List price: $138.20
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Description: For a combined, one-semester, junior/senior-level course in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology. Also useful for programs that teach Igneous Petrology and Metamorphic Petrology separately. Unlike other texts on igneous and metamorphic petrologywhich  More...

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Book details

List price: $138.20
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/9/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 699
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

For a combined, one-semester, junior/senior-level course in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology. Also useful for programs that teach Igneous Petrology and Metamorphic Petrology separately. Unlike other texts on igneous and metamorphic petrologywhich are geared to either advanced or novice petrology studentsthis text offers unique, comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of both igneous and metamorphic petrology in a single volume and provides the quantitative and technical background required to critically evaluate igneous and metamorphic phenomena in a way that compels and encourages the more quantitatively-oriented students without leaving the others frustrated and dismayed. Providing enough background to be rigorous, without being exhaustive, it gives students good preparation in the techniques of modern petrology; a clear and organized review of the classification, textures, and approach to petrologic study; and then applies these concepts to the real occurrences of the rocks themselves. The text limits the theory to the extent that students can practice it on real occurrenceswithout such excessive detail that the course becomes more like chemistry than geology. The goal throughout is for students to be able to apply the techniquesand enjoy the insights of the resultsrather than tinker with theory and develop everything from first principles.

Igneous Petrology
Some Fundamental Concepts
Classification and Nomenclature of Igneous Rocks
Textures of Igneous Rocks
Igneous Structures and Field Relationships
An Introduction to Thermodynamics
The Phase Rule and One- and Two-Component Systems
Systems with More Than Two Components
Chemical Petrology I: Major and Minor Elements
Chemical Petrology
Trace Elements and Isotopes
Generation of Basaltic Magmas
Diversification of Magmas
Layered Mafic Intrusions
Mid-Ocean Ridge Volcanism
Oceanic Intraplate Volcanism
Continental Flood Basalts
Subduction-Related Igneous Activity
Island Areas
Subduction-Related Igneous Activity
Active Continental Margins
Granitoid Rocks
Continental Alkaline Magmatism
Anorthosites
Metamorphic Petrology
An Introduction to Metamorphism
A Classification of Metamorphic Rocks
Structures and Textures of Metamorphic Rocks
Stable Mineral Assemblages in Metamorphic Rocks
Metamorphic Facies and Metamorphosed Mafic Rocks
Metamorphic Reactions
Thermodynamics of Metamorphic Reactions
Metamorphism of Pelitic Sediments
Metamorphism of Calcareous and Ultramafic Rocks
Metamorphic Fluids and Metasomatism
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C

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