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Earth Sciences & Geography - Geology | Petrology - Principles and Practice


Principles and Practice

Sen, Gautam

2014, VII, 368 p. 377 illus., 102 illus. in color.

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  • Incorporates the latest research on petrology
  • 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

Related subjects » Geochemistry - Geology

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