Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

ISBN-10: 1405105887

ISBN-13: 9781405105880

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Myron G. Best

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Igneous and metamorphic petrology has over the last twenty years expanded rapidly into a broad, multifaceted and increasingly quantitative science. Advances in geochemistry, geochronology, and geophysics, as well as the appearance of new analytical tools, have all contributed to new ways of thinking about the origin and evolution of magmas, and the processes driving metamorphism. This book is designed to give students a balanced and comprehensive coverage of these new advances, as well as a firm grounding in the classical aspects of igneous and metamorphic petrology. The emphasis throughout is on the processes controlling petrogenesis, but care is taken to present the important descriptive information so crucial to interpretation. One of the most up-to-date synthesis of igneous and metamorphic petrology available. Emphasis throughout on latest experimental and field data. Igneous and metamorphic sections can be used independently if necessary.
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List price: $140.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/13/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.192
Language: English

Overview of fundamental concepts
Composition and classification of magmatic rocks
Thermodynamics and kinetics: an introduction
Silicate melts and volatile fluids in magma systems
Crystal-melt equilibria in magmatic systems
Chemical dynamics of melts and crystals
Kinetic paths and fabric of magmatic rocks
Physical and thermal dynamics of bodies of magma
Magma ascent and emplacement: field relations of intrusions
Magma extrusion: field relations of volcanic rock bodies
Generation of magma
Differentiation of magmas
Magmatic petrotectonic associations
Metamorphic rocks and metamorphism: an overview
Petrography of metamorphic rocks: fabric, composition, and classification
Metamorphic mineral reactions and equilibria
Evolution of imposed metamorphic fabrics: processes and kinetics
Metamorphism at convergent plate margins: P-T-t paths, facies, and zones
Precambrian rock associations
References Cited
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