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Earth's Materials: Minerals and Rocks

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By: Gautam Sen

542 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs

Prentice Hall

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #131714 | ISBN: 0130812951
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For courses in Earth Materials, Petrology and Mineralogy. This comprehensive volume, covering all aspects of mineralogy, optical mineralogy and petrology addresses the recent and dramatic shift in geological sciences. The text provides students with a sense of the quantitative nature of the field and details the exciting new developments in the study of earth materials.


1. Introduction. I. MINERALS. 2. Atoms and Crystals. 3. Minerals. 4. Optical Mineralogy. 5. Systematic Mineralogy. 6. Quantitative Analysis of Minerals. 7. Chemical Mineralogy: Mineral Phase Relations. II. PETROLOGY. 8. Introduction to Igneous Rocks. 9. Magma. 10. Igneous Rock Series: Basalt Magma Evolution. 11. Origins of Basalt Magmas. 12. Origins of Andesitic and Rhyolitic Magmas. 13. Sediments. 14. Sedimentary Rocks. 15. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks. 16. Metamorphic Facies, Reactions, and P-T-t Paths. 17. The Deep Earth: Mantle. Appendixes. Glossary.

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Gautam Sen received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas and after a Post-doctoral fellowship with Professor Gary Ernst (then at UCLA) joined the faculty of Florida International University. He served as a Program Officer with the Ocean Sciences Division of National Science Foundation and is currently Chair of Earth Sciences at Florida International University.

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