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Simulating the Earth

Experimental Geochemistry

Authors: Holloway, J.R., Wood, B.J.

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This is a book about the why and how of doing experiments on rocks, minerals, magmas, and fluids. It could have as logically been subtitled "Experimental petrology" as "Experimental geochemistry," but we chose geochemistry to emphasize the broad and overlapping nature of current experimental work. We have tried to aim the book at a general readership which we hope will include advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and anyone else interested in learning something about experimental petrology. Although we hope there will be something of interest for the practicing experimentalist, our aim is at the non-experimentalist interested in learning why experiments are useful, what kind of experiments can be done, and what some of the major problems and limitations are and how they can best be avoided. The result of a journey through this book should be an ability to evaluate published experimental work critically and a knowledge of the kinds of problems an experimentalist might be able to help solve. Some details of experimental technique are included in the Appendix for those readers who want to "get their hands dirty. " Indeed, one of our main incentives for writing this book was to try to encourage more petrologists and geochemists to become experimentalists. In our pedagogical approach we have chosen to discuss a small number of case histories as illustrations of principles and techniques. We have tried to select studies we regard as well executed.

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The authors outline the aims of a good experiment, the philosophy of the experimental design, the right equipment and conditions to use for a given project, the problems encountered during experimentation and the pitfalls of data interpretation. Examples are drawn from a welcome range of geological topics, reflecting the wide applicability of modern experimental petrology...Holloway and Wood have produced a text of great clarity which will satisfy a wide audience...It will be a popular teaching text. It deserves also to achieve its aim of swelling the ranks of experimentalist. - Journal of Petrology.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Simulating the Earth
Book Subtitle
Experimental Geochemistry
Authors
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
John R. Holloway & Bernard J. Wood
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-8028-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-8028-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-04-445255-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 208
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations
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