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Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

ISBN-10: 0321592573
ISBN-13: 9780321592576
Edition: 2nd 2010
Authors: John D. Winter
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Book details

List price: $204.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/16/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.806
Language: English

With enough background to be rigorous, yet not exhaustive, this book offers good preparation in the techniques of modern petrology; a clear and organized review of the classification, textures, and approach to petrologic study; and applies these concepts to the real occurrences of the rocks themselves. 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 II: Trace Elements and Isotopes; Generation of Basaltic Magmas; Magma Diversity; Layered Mafic Intrusions; Mid-Ocean Ridge Volcanism; Oceanic Intraplate Volcanism; Continental Flood Basalts; Subduction-Related Igneous Activity Part I: Island Arcs; Subduction-Related Igneous Activity Part II: Continental Arcs; Granitoid Rocks; Continental Alkaline Magmatism; Anorthosites; 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, Mass Transport and Metasomatism; Units and Constants; Abbreviations and Acronyms; The CIPW Norm. A useful reference for anyone who wants to learn more about petrology.

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 II: Trace Elements and Isotopes
Generation of Basaltic Magmas
Magma Diversity
Layered Mafic Intrusions
Mid-Ocean Ridge Volcanism
Oceanic Intraplate Volcanism
Continental Flood Basalts
Subduction-Related Igneous Activity
Island Arcs
Subduction-Related Igneous Activity
Continental Arcs
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, Mass Transport and Metasomatis?
Units and Constants
Abbreviations and Acronyms
The CIPW Norm

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