Microtectonics

Authors: Passchier, Cees W., Trouw, Rudolph A. J.

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About this Textbook

Microtectonics deals with the interpretation of microstructures, small-scale deformation structures in rocks that yield abundant information on the history and type of deformation and metamorphism. The results are used by geologists to obtain data for large-scale geological interpretations. This advanced textbook treats common microstructures such as foliations, porphyroblasts, veins, fringes and shear sense indicators. The book mainly focusses on optical microscopy as a tool to study microstructures, but also describes other techniques such as EBSD and tomography. Many photographs and explanatory drawings clarify the text. The new edition, substantially revised throughout and extended, features two new chapters (primary structures and experimental microstructures), 68 new figures, more than 800 new references. Microtectonics has proven useful for self study of microstructures and as a manual for short- and one-semester courses.
 Details of the changes in the second edition -
Newest developments in microtectonics have been included in all chapters so that al chapters have been revised and updated, e.g. new information on brittle microstructures
Two new chapters have been added, on primary structures and experimental microstructures
Chapters on veins, shear zones, natural microgauges experimental modelling techniques and alternative techniques have been completely renewed
over 800 new references have been added

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

"This book deals with descriptions and interpretations of small-scale structures in deformed rock, as seen … through an optical microscope. The text fills a valuable niche, as many textbooks on structural geology do not discuss microscopic aspects of deformation … . The book is extremely well illustrated with some 322 figures … . The book explains basic principles in a simple form with considerable references, enabling the reader to obtain more in-depth information … . I recommend it as an addition to any geologist’s bookshelf." (Steve Parry, Materials World, Vol. 15 (3), March, 2007)

"Microtectonics is a book that I have come to value highly since its publication in 1996. I like the excellent photographs of deformed rocks under the microscope, with their precise descriptive captions. … Microtectonics is an excellent book for researches and advanced students of structural geology, and Cees Passchier and Rudolf Trouw have done this community a service in producing the updated edition with such care." (Nigel Woodcock, Geological Magazine, Vol. 144 (3), 2007)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microtectonics
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-29359-0
DOI
10.1007/3-540-29359-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-64003-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44111-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 366
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