Petrology: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic / Edition 3

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Now in a thoroughly updated new edition (the first since 1995), Petrology remains the most student-friendly undergraduate level text covering all three major rock groups. As always, the new edition organizes a vast body of literature from its wide-ranging subject, presenting what is essential to geology majors in a way that is accessible and at an appropriate level.  The new edition welcomes Brent Owens as the new lead author for the chapters on igneous rocks, complementing Harvey Blatt’s role for the sedimentary chapters, and Robert Tracy’s for the metamorphic chapters.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780716737438
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 11/25/2005
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 530
  • Sales rank: 469,387
  • Product dimensions: 8.63 (w) x 11.13 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Intro to Igneous Rocks
2. Igneous Minerals and Textures
3. Chemistry and Classification of Igneous Rocks
4. Volcanism
5. Origin of Magmas through Melting of the Mantle and Crust
6. Crystallization of Magmas
7. Petrology of the Mantle
8. Igneous Rocks of the Oceanic Lithosphere
9. Igneous Rocks of Convergent Margins
10. Igneous Rocks of Continental Lithosphere

11. The Occurrence of Sedimentary Rocks
12. Weathering and Soils
13. Conglomerates and Sandstones
14. Mudrocks
15. Limestones and Dolostones
16. Other Types of Sedimentary Rocks

17. Introduction to Metamorphism: Isograds, Facies and P-T Evolution
18. Metamorphism and the Macroscopic Properties of Metamorphic Rocks
19. Assemblages, Reactions, and Equilibrium in Metamorphic Rocks
20. Metamorphic Reactions
21. Metamorphism of Mafic and Ultramafic Igneous Rocks
22. Metamorphism of Aluminous Clastic Rocks
23. Metamorphism of Calcareous Rocks

1. Calculation of the CIPW Norm for Igneous Rocks
2. Temperature and Pressure Determination
3. Isotopes in Petrology
4. Trace Elements in Igneous Petrology

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