Origin of Igneous Rocks: The Isotopic Evidence

Origin of Igneous Rocks: The Isotopic Evidence

by Gunter Faure
     
 

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The origin of different kinds of igneous rocks can be understood in te rms of the tectonic setting in which they form and in terms of the iso tope compositions of strontium, neodymium, and lead they contain. This book explains the petrogenesis of igneous rocks as a consequence of t ectonic processes resulting from interactions between asthenopheric pl umes and the

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The origin of different kinds of igneous rocks can be understood in te rms of the tectonic setting in which they form and in terms of the iso tope compositions of strontium, neodymium, and lead they contain. This book explains the petrogenesis of igneous rocks as a consequence of t ectonic processes resulting from interactions between asthenopheric pl umes and the overlying lithospheric mantle. The relevant principles of isotope geochemistry are explained in Chapter 1 making this book acce ssible to university students as well as to professionals. The relevan t isotopic data are presented in diagrammatic form. In addition, the t ext avoids the use of acronyms.

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ISBN-13:
9783642087288
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2001
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.04(d)

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