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Magmas, Rock and Planetary Development: A Survey of Magmas/Igneous Rock Systems


By: E Middlemost

299 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs.

Addison Wesley Longman (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Apr 1997 | #59002 | ISBN: 0582230896
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Introduces a multidisciplinary, process-based synthesis on igneous petrology.


1. Historical Account of Magma/Igneous Rocks Systems 2. Classifying Materials in the Magma System 3. Heat Flow and Planetary Interior 4. Volancism and Planetary Development 5. Partial Melting and Movement of Magma 6. Evolution of Diverse Rock Associations 7. Picrobasalts and Basalts 8. Convergent Plate Margins and Their Magmas 9. Granites - the Crusty Enigma 10. Magmas and Rocks of the Midalkaline Suite 11. Alkaline Magmatism 12. Carbonatites 13. Origins - the Role of Magma in Planetary Evolution.

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