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An introductory textbook covering all types of rocks and how they are formed. Includes a 3.5 inch disk.
Part I Introduction 1 Rocks and Earth Structure Part II Igneous Rocks 2 Igneous Rocks: Their Structures and Textures 3 Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Classification of Igneous Rocks 4 The Phase Rule and Phase Diagrams 5 Petrogenesis, Movement, and Modification of Magmas 6 Basalts and Ultramafic Volcanic Rocks 7 Rhyolites and Pyroclastic Rocks 8 Andesites and Related Rocks 9 Ultramafic-Mafic Complexes and Related Rocks 10 Granodiorites and Related Rocks 11 Alkaline Igneous Rocks and Carbonatites Part III Sedimentary Rocks 12 Sedimentary Rocks: Their Structures, Textures, and Compositions 13 Classification of Sedimentary Rocks 14 Sedimentary Provenance, Processes, and Diagenesis 15 Sedimentary Environments 16 Mudrocks 17 Sandstones 18 Conglomerates, Diamictites, Breccias 19 Carbonate Rocks 20 Cherts, Evaporites, and Other Precipitated Rocks Part IV Metamorphic Rocks 21 Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rock Textures and Structures 22 Metamorphic Conditions, Classifications, Mineralogies, Protoliths, Facies, and Facies Series 23 Metamorphic Phase Diagrams 24 Contact Metamorphism 25 Regional Metamorphism Under Low to Medium P/T Conditions: Buchan and Barrovian Facies Series 26 High P/T Metamorphism: Franciscan and Sanbagawa Facies Series and the Origin of Blueschists 27 Eclogites 28 Dynamic Metamorphism 29 Alpine Ultramafic Rocks and the Mantle Part V Epilogue 30 Petrotectonic Assemblages