Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

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Igneous and metamorphic petrology has over the last twenty years expanded rapidly into a broad, multifaceted and increasingly quantitative science. Advances in geochemistry, geochronology, and geophysics, as well as the appearance of new analytical tools, have all contributed to new ways of thinking about the origin and evolution of magmas, and the processes driving metamorphism. This book is designed to give students a balanced and comprehensive coverage of these new advances, as well as a firm grounding in the classical aspects of igneous and metamorphic petrology. The emphasis throughout is on the processes controlling petrogenesis, but care is taken to present the important descriptive information so crucial to interpretation. One of the most up-to-date synthesis of igneous and metamorphic petrology available. Emphasis throughout on latest experimental and field data. Igneous and metamorphic sections can be used independently if necessary.Chondrite meteorite trace elements Chondrite-normalized trace element diagram Chopin, Christian Cinder cone CIPW normative composition Clapeyron equation Classification of rocks magmatic metamorphic Cleavage in metamorphic rocksanbsp;...

Title:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Author:Myron G. Best
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2013-05-20


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