Petrology

Principles and Practice

Authors: Sen, Gautam

  • 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
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About this Textbook

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.

About the authors

Prior to joining the American University of Sharjah (AUS) as Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of Environmental Sciences, Dr. Gautam Sen was Associate Dean of Research at Florida International University (FIU). At FIU, he also served as Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences (currently Earth and Environment), and was the recipient of research awards and the prestigious Excellence in Service Award. He is presently on a leave-of-absence from FIU, where he is a tenured Full Professor.

Dr. Sen has been a member of many US national and international committees that included research and instrumentation panels at the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He served as a program officer at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC (later in Arlington, VA). Dr. Sen also founded the Florida Center for Analytical Electron Microscopy, which serves the entire United States via remote operation of its instruments.

Professor Sen has written/edited books and published papers in highly ranked journals, including Science and Nature. One of his papers was chosen to be the cover article in Science. Dr. Sen has served on international committees, chaired conferences, given numerous lectures and chaired technical conferences worldwide. He has supervised four doctoral dissertations, four post-doctoral fellows, and served on many more doctoral and master's committees. He has supervised many graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Professor Sen received his PhD in Geosciences from the University of Texas at Dallas, USA, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Reviews

“Sen (Am. Univ. of Sharjah, UAE) focuses on processes and provides a complete description of the various igneous rock associations and their tectonic settings. … The text presupposes a significant familiarity with rocks and minerals and is most suitable for a senior-level or first-year graduate course. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty.” (G. N. Eby, Choice, Vol. 52 (10), June, 2015)

“‘Petrology: Principles and Practice’ comprise sixteen chapters (twelve of them address igneous rocks and the rest concern sedimentary and metamorphic rocks) aided by two appendices. … I am confident that ‘Petrology: Principles and Practice’ by Gautam Sen would immensely serve to enthuse this generation of young undergraduate and (even) graduate earth science students by way of elucidating the principles underlying the thermo-mechanical dynamics of the Earth and its role in generating such fascinating products called as rocks.” (N. V. Chalapathi Rao, Journal of the Geological Society of India, Vol. 84, 2014)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sen, Gautam

    Pages 1-18

  • Introduction to Igneous Rocks

    Sen, Gautam

    Pages 19-49

  • Phase Relations in Simple Systems: Key to Magma Generation, Crystallization, and Mixing

    Sen, Gautam

    Pages 51-78

  • Phase Relationships in Ternary Systems

    Sen, Gautam

    Pages 79-98

  • Magma Formation and Segregation

    Sen, Gautam

    Pages 99-118

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-38800-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-38799-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51187-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Petrology
Book Subtitle
Principles and Practice
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-38800-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-38800-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-38799-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51187-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 368
Number of Illustrations and Tables
275 b/w illustrations, 102 illustrations in colour
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