2014, VII, 368 p. 377 illus., 102 illus. in color.
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Principles are emphasized and clarified with examples
Includes advanced study boxes that target specific case studies
Gives students a taste of performing calculations at an appropriate level to discover the origin of rocks
This undergraduate textbook on the key subject of geology closely follows the core curriculum adopted by most universities throughout the world and is a must for every geology student. It covers all aspects of petrology, including not only the principles of petrology but also applications to the origin, composition, and field relationships of rocks. Although petrology is commonly taught in the junior year, this book is a useful resource for graduate students as well.
Content Level »Upper undergraduate
Keywords »Alkaline and Ultra-Alkaline Magmas - Andesites - Basalt Magma Evolution - Basalts - Carbonatite Magmas - Granitoids - Hot Spots and Magma Associations - Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Phase Diagrams - Kimberlitic Magmas - Metamorphic Reactions and Thermobarometry - Metamorphism and Plate Tectonics - P-T-t paths - Petrology Textbook - Rhyolites - Sedimentary Environments and Processes - Sedimentary Petrology