Summary: Now in a thoroughly updated new edition (the first since 1995), Petrology remains the most student-friendly undergraduate level text covering all three major rock groups. As always, the new edition organizes a vast body of literature from its wide-ranging subject, presenting what is essential to geology majors in a way that is accessible and at an appropriate level. The new edition welcomes Brent Owens as the new lead author for the chapters on igneous rocks, complem
enting Harvey Blatt's role for the sedimentary chapters, and Robert Tracy's for the metamorphic chapters.
Summary: Now in a thoroughly updated new edition (the first since 1995), Petrology remains the most student-friendly undergraduate level text covering all three major rock groups. As always, the new edition organizes a vast body of literature from its wide-ranging subject, presenting what is essential to geology majors in a way that is accessible and at an appropriate level. The new edition welcomes Brent Owens as the new lead author for the chapters on igneous rocks, complementing Harvey Blatt's role for the sedimentary chapters, and Robert Tracy's for the metamorphic chapters. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:3RD 06 Cover: Hardback Publisher:W.H. Freeman Published: 11/25/2005 International: No
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PART 1 IGNEOUS ROCKS
1. Intro to Igneous Rocks 2. Igneous Minerals and Textures 3. Chemistry and Classification of Igneous Rocks 4. Volcanism 5. Origin of Magmas through Melting of the Mantle and Crust 6. Crystallization of Magmas 7. Petrology of the Mantle 8. Igneous Rocks of the Oceanic Lithosphere 9. Igneous Rocks of Convergent Margins 10. Igneous Rocks of Continental Lithosphere
PART 2 SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
11. The Occurrence of Sedimentary Rocks 12. Weathering and Soils 13. Conglomerates and Sandstones 14. Mudrocks 15. Limestones and Dolostones 16. Other Types of Sedimentary Rocks
PART 3 METAMORPHIC ROCKS
17. Introduction to Metamorphism: Isograds, Facies and P-T Evolution 18. Metamorphism and the Macroscopic Properties of Metamorphic Rocks 19. Assemblages, Reactions, and Equilibrium in Metamorphic Rocks 20. Metamorphic Reactions 21. Metamorphism of Mafic and Ultramafic Igneous Rocks 22. Metamorphism of Aluminous Clastic Rocks 23. Metamorphism of Calcareous Rocks
1. Calculation of the CIPW Norm for Igneous Rocks 2. Temperature and Pressure Determination 3. Isotopes in Petrology 4. Trace Elements in Igneous Petrology
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