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viii, 428 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
  • Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. An introduction to magmas and magmatic rocks. 2. Basalts and related rocks. 3. Magma differentiation. 4. Gabbroic rocks. 5. Ultramafi c and ultrabasic rocks. 6. Andesite, dacite and rhyolite. 7. How magmas erupt - an introduction to pyroclastic processes and products. 8. Granitic rocks. 9. Alkali rocks. Appendix A - Mineral identifi cation using a polarizing microscope. Appendix B - Petrographic calculations. Appendix C - Symbols, units and constants used in this book. Glossary. Answers to exercises. Bibliography. Index. Colour plate section. Companion website for this book: wiley.com/go/gill/igneous.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781444330656 20160607
This book is for geoscience students taking introductory or intermediate-level courses in igneous petrology, to help develop key skills (and confidence) in identifying igneous minerals, interpreting and allocating appropriate names to unknown rocks presented to them. The book thus serves, uniquely, both as a conventional course text and as a practical laboratory manual. Following an introduction reviewing igneous nomenclature, each chapter addresses a specific compositional category of magmatic rocks, covering definition, mineralogy, eruption/ emplacement processes, textures and crystallization processes, geotectonic distribution, geochemistry, and aspects of magma genesis. One chapter is devoted to phase equilibrium experiments and magma evolution; another introduces pyroclastic volcanology. Each chapter concludes with exercises, with the answers being provided at the end of the book. Appendices provide a summary of techniques and optical data for microscope mineral identification, an introduction to petrographic calculations, a glossary of petrological terms, and a list of symbols and units. The book is richly illustrated with line drawings, monochrome pictures and colour plates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781444330656 20160607
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-180-01
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xxi, 729 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.
  • 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.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405105880 20160528
Igneous and metamorphic petrology has over the last 20 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405105880 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-180-01