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Igneous Petrology

By: M Best and E Christiansen
458 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, figs, tabs, maps
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Igneous Petrology
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  • Igneous Petrology ISBN: 9780865425415 Paperback Dec 2000 Availability uncertain: order now to get this when available
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Provides up-to-date, integrated, comprehensive coverage of physical and chemical facets of magmatic rocks and magma systems.


1. Overview Of Fundamental Concepts Petrotectonic Associations Energy And The Mantle Heat Energy Thermodynamics Kinetics Rock Properties Rock Classification How Petrologists Study Rocks 2. Compositional Aspects Of Magmatic Rocks Analytical Procedures Mineral Composition Of Magmatic Rocks Chemical Composition Of Magmatic Rocks Classification Of Magmatic Rocks Trace Elements Isotopes 3. Thermodynamics And Kinetics: An Introduction Why Is Thermodynamics Important? Elementary Concepts Of Thermodynamics Stability (Phase) Diagrams Thermodynamics Of Solutions: Some Basic Concepts Application Of Thermodynamics To Solutions Kinetics 4. Silicate Melts And Volatile Nature Of Magma Thermodynamics Of Solutions: Some Basic Concepts Volatile Fluids In Melts Consequences Of Fluid Exsolution From Melts 5. Crystal-Melt Equilibria In Magmatic Systems Phase Diagrams Melting Of A Pure Mineral And Polymorphism Phase Relations In Binary Systems Crystal-Melt Equilibria In Natural Basalt Magmas Feldspar-Melt Equilibria Crystal-Melt Equilibria Of Other Common Rock-Forming Mineral Systems Geothermometers And Geobarometers A Brief Comment Regarding Subsolidus Reactions In Magmatic Rocks 6. Chemical Dynamic Of Melts Viscosity Of Melts Chemical Diffusion Diffusion Of Heat: Conduction Interfacial Energy Kinetics Of Crystallization Vesiculation And Fragmentation Of Magma 7. Fabrics Of Magmatic Rocks Fabric Related To Crystallization Paths Fabrics Caused By Nonexplosive Exsolution Of Volatile Fluids Volcaniclastic Fabric Anisotropic Fabric 8. Physical And Thermal Dynamics Of Magmas Stress And Deformation Rheology Of Rocks And Magmas Density Of Magma Buoyancy Conductive Heat Transfer Advective Heat Transfer Magma Convection 9. Magma Ascent And Emplacement: Field Relations Of Intrusions Movement Of Magma In The Earth Diking: Formation Of Sheet Intrusions Diapirism Magma Emplacement In The Crust 10. Magma Extrusion: Field Relations Of Volcanic Rock Bodies Overview Of Extrusions: Controls And Factors Effusions Of Basaltic Lava Effusions Of Silicic Lava Explosive Eruption Other Volcaniclastic Deposits 11. Magma Generation And Diversification Melting Of Solid Rock: Changes In P, T, And X Mantle Source Rock Generation Of Magma In Mantle Rock, Chiefly Peridotite Magma Generation In The Sub-Arc Mantle Magma Generation In The Continental Crust Overview Of Magmatic Diversification Using Variation Diagrams To Characterise Diversification Processes Closed-System Magmatic Differentiation Open-System Diversification: Hybrid Magmas 12. Global Magmatism: Petrotectonic Associations Oceanic Spreading Ridges And Related Basaltic Rocks Mantle Plumes And Ocean Island Volcanic Rocks Large Igneous Provinces: Plume Heads Continental Basaltic Intrusions 13. Petrotectonic Associations In Subduction Zones, Continental Rifts, And Stable Cratons Oceanic Island Arcs Ophiolite Calc-Alkaline Continental Margin Magmatic Arcs Continental - Continent Collision: Peraluminous Leucogranities In The Himalayas Anorogenic A-Type Felsic Rocks Granite And Granites Continenta Rift Associations: Bimodal And Alkaline Rocks Alkaline Orphans, Mostly In Stable Cratons

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By: M Best and E Christiansen
458 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, figs, tabs, maps
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Chapter to chapter consistency in style and approach is excellent. The text is an extremely useful teaching tool." Professor Calvin Miller, Vanderbilt University "This is going to be my favorite Petrology textbook. It is very well written and up-to-date. I would recommend it to anybody who is looking for a petrology text." Professor Michai Ducea, California Institute of Technology
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