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During the past twenty years intense research has meant that metamorphic petrology has undergone drastic changes. This book offers a new conceptual framework for the subject, and covers a wide range of topics to indicate these changes. An important text.
Part 1 General principles of metamorphic petrogenesis: preliminary ideas of metamorphism; new conceptual basis of metamorphic petrology; thermodynamic properties of metamorphic reactions; volatile substances in metamorphism; composition-paragenesis diagrams; buffering of intergranular fluid and infiltration of externally derived fluid. Part 2 Metamorphic facies and metamorphic belts: concept and system of metamorphic facies; classification of regional metamorphism based on P/T ratio; tectonothermal evolution of metamorphic belts; changes of paragenetic relations and chemical compositions of solid-solution minerals in metapelites with temperature and pressure. Part 3 Individual metamorphic facies: their petrological and mineralogical characteristics metamorphic facies of low and medium P-T regional metamorphism; metamorphic facies characteristic of high P-T regional metamorphism; metamorphic facies characteristic of contact metamorphism.