Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

ISBN-10: 0521880068
ISBN-13: 9780521880060
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Book details

List price: $99.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/29/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 684
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.202
Language: English

This textbook provides a basic understanding of the formative processes of igneous and metamorphic rock through quantitative applications of simple physical and chemical principles. The book encourages a deeper comprehension of the subject by explaining the petrologic principles rather than simply presenting the student with petrologic facts and terminology. Assuming knowledge of only introductory college-level courses in physics, chemistry, and calculus, it lucidly outlines mathematical derivations fully and at an elementary level, and is ideal for intermediate and advanced courses in igneous and metamorphic petrology. The end-of-chapter quantitative problem sets facilitate student learning by working through simple applications. They also introduce several widely-used thermodynamic software programs for calculating igneous and metamorphic phase equilibria and image analysis software. With over 350 illustrations, this revised edition contains valuable new material on the structure of the Earth's mantle and core, the properties and behaviour of magmas, recent results from satellite imaging, and more.

Anthony Philpotts is a visiting fellow at Yale University and an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts, and has had over 40 years of teaching experience. He has worked on Precambrian massif type anorthosites, pseudotachylites, alkaline rocks, liquid immiscibility in Fe-Ti oxide systems and in tholeiitic magmas. He has been awarded the Peacock Memorial Prize of the Walker Mineralogical Club of Toronto and the Hawley Award of the Mineralogical Association of Canada. He has served as an editor for the Canadian Mineralogist and the Journal of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

List of units
Introduction
Physical properties of magma
Intrusion of magma
Forms of igneous bodies
Cooling of igneous bodies and other diffusion processes
Classification of igneous rocks
Introduction to thermodynamics
Free energy and phase equilibria
Thermodynamics of solutions
Phase equilibria in igneous systems
Effects of volatiles on melt equilibria
Crystal growth
Isotope geochemistry related to petrology
Magmatic processes
Igneous rock associations
Metamorphism and metamorphic facies
Deformation and textures of metamorphic rocks
Graphical analysis of metamorphic mineral assemblages
Geothermometry, geobarometry, and mineral reactions among solid solutions
Mineral reactions involving H[subscript 2]O and CO[subscript 2]
Material transport during metamorphism
Pressure-temperature-time paths and heat transfer during metamorphism
Origin of rocks
References
Index

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