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Petrology : The Study of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks

Petrology : The Study of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-1577665205

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ISBN13: 978-1577665205
ISBN10: 1577665201
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No
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Petrology : The Study of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks - 2ND 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-1577665205

Loren A. Raymond

ISBN13: 978-1577665205
ISBN10: 1577665201
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Petrology--the study of the nature, composition, origin, and history of rocks--is central to understanding Earth history. As students of the planet Earth, every geologist must have a solid foundation in petrology, regardless of specialization or interest. Raymond lays this foundation by articulating the textures, structures, mineralogy, chemistry, and classification for each class of rocks--igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. That background then leads to discussions of representative occurrences and petrogenesis. Plate tectonics is discussed from the very beginning and incorporated wherever petrogenesis is discussed in the book. The text is designed for the undergraduate geology major's first course in petrology. Reflecting students' needs, Raymond's presentation is uncluttered, well organized, and readable. He presents petrology as a vibrant, evolving discipline both by providing conflicting points of view to make contemporary theory more meaningful and by discussing the historical development of petrological ideas.

Author Bio

Raymond, Loren A. : Appalachian State University

Table of Contents

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


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