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Academic & Professional Books  Earth System Sciences  Lithosphere  Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

By: Myron G Best
729 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
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About this book

Provides balanced and comprehensive coverage of advances in geochemistry, geochronology and geophysics, as well as a firm grounding in the classical aspects of igneous and metamorphic petrology. Emphasizes the processes controlling petrogenesis.

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Preface1. Overview of fundamental concepts2. Composition and classification of magmatic rocks3. Thermodynamics and kinetics: an introduction4. Silicate melts and volatile fluids in magma systems5. Crystal-melt equilibria in magmatic systems6. Chemical dynamics of melts and crystals7. Kinetic paths and fabric of magmatic rocks8. Physical and thermal dynamics of bodies of magma9. Magma ascent and emplacement: field relations of intrusions10. Magma extrusion: field relations of volcanic rock bodies11. Generation of magma12. Differentiation of magmas13. Magmatic petrotectonic associations14. Metamorphic rocks and metamorphism: an overview15. Petrography of metamorphic rocks: fabric, composition, and classification16. Metamorphic mineral reactions and equilibria17. Evolution of imposed metamorphic fabrics: processes and kinetics18. Metamorphism at convergent plate margins: P-T-t paths, facies, and zones19. Precambrian rock associationsAppendix A Appendix B References CitedGlossaryIndex

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By: Myron G Best
729 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Media reviews
This book brings together a large amount of key information on igneous and metamorphic rocks and is a thorough updating of the first edition. The Australian Geologist, October 2003
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