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An Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology

Textbook

Series: Longman Earth Science Series

By: Bruce WD Yardley

248 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs

Addison Wesley Longman (Pearson Education)

Paperback | May 1989 | #35025 | ISBN: 0582300967
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NHBS Price: £53.99 $69/€64 approx

About this book

An introduction to the subject of metamorphic rocks to students with a general geology background. The text develops the basic principles to a level suitable for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students.

'at long last here is a textbook on metamorphic petrology that one can wholeheartedly recommend to undergraduate students ... it should be essential reading. Mineralogical Society


Contents

1. The concepts of metamorphism. 2. Chemical equilibrium in metamorphism. 3. Metamorphism of pelitic rocks. 4. Metamorphisms of basic igneous rocks. 5. Metamorphism of marbles and calc-silicate rocks. 6. Metamorphic textures and processes. 7. The relationships between regional metamorphism and tectonic processes.

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