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Igneous Petrogenesis: A Global Tectonic Approach

By: BM Wilson

496 pages, Line illus

Paperback | Dec 1989 | #10748 | ISBN: 0412533103
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Hardback | Dec 1989 | #23488 | ISBN: 0045520240
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Detailed coverage of global tectonic processes relating to igneous petrogenesis.


Magmatism and global tectonic processes. Relation of present-day magmatism to global tectonic processes. Geochemical characteristics of igneous rocks as petrogenetic indicators. Partial melting processes in the Earth's upper mantle. Processes which modify the composition of primary magmas. Magmatism at destructive plate margins. Mid-ocean ridges. Magmatism at destructive plate margins. Island arcs. Active continental margins. Back-arc basins. Magmatism within plates. Oceanic islands. Continental tholeiitic flood basalt provinces. Continental rift zone magmatism. Potassic magmatism within continental plates.

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