Metamorphic Rocks A Classification and Glossary of Terms - Recommendations of the International Union of Geological Sciences Subcommission on the Systematics of Metamorphic Rocks
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Many common terms in metamorphic petrology vary in their usage and meaning between countries. The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) Subcommission on the Systematics of Metamorphic Rocks (SCMR) has aimed to resolve this, and to present systematic terminology and rock definitions that can be used worldwide. This book is the result of discussion and consultation lasting 20 years and involving hundreds of geoscientists worldwide. It presents a complete nomenclature of metamorphic rocks, with a comprehensive glossary of definitions, sources and etymology of over 1200 terms, and a list of mineral abbreviations. Twelve multi-authored sections explain how to derive the correct names…
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/16/2007
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
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