Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series

The Encyclopedia of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Editors: Bowes, Donald (Ed.)

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Featuring over 250 contributions from more than 100 earth scientists from 18 countries, The Encyclopedia of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology deals with the nature and genesis of igneous rocks that have crystallized from molten magma, and of metamorphic rocks that are the products of re-crystallization associated with increases in temperature and pressure, mainly at considerable depths in the Earth's crust. Entries range from alkaline rocks to zeolite facies - providing information on the mineralogical, chemical and textural characters of rock types, the development of concepts and the present state of knowledge across the spectrum of igneous and metamorphic petrology, together with extensive lists of both commonly used and little used terms and bibliographies.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Encyclopedia of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Editors
  • Donald Bowes
Series Title
Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates: Pan World General Trading LLC, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
eReference ISBN
978-0-387-30845-6
Print ISBN
978-0-442-20623-9
Print + eBook ISBN
978-0-387-33564-3
Series ISSN
1388-4360
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 666
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