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Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology / Edition 2

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Overview

With enough background to be rigorous, yet not exhaustive, this book offers good preparation in the techniques of modern petrology; a clear and organized review of the classification, textures, and approach to petrologic study; and applies these concepts to the real occurrences of the rocks themselves. The goal throughout is for readers to be able to apply the techniques—and enjoy the insights of the results—rather than tinker with theory and develop everything from first principles. A survey of actual occurrences of igneous and metamorphic rocks, and processes that produce them, is provided. This section is often greatly condensed in most other books, but it is the most interesting and dynamic aspect of petrology.

Some Fundamental Concepts ; Classification and Nomenclature of Igneous Rocks; Textures of Igneous Rocks; Igneous Structures and Field Relationships; An Introduction to Thermodynamics; The Phase Rule and One- and Two-Component Systems; Systems with More than Two Components; Chemical Petrology I: Major and Minor Elements; Chemical Petrology II: Trace Elements and Isotopes; Generation of Basaltic Magmas; Magma Diversity; Layered Mafic Intrusions; Mid-Ocean Ridge Volcanism; Oceanic Intraplate Volcanism; Continental Flood Basalts; Subduction-Related Igneous Activity Part I: Island Arcs; Subduction-Related Igneous Activity Part II: Continental Arcs; Granitoid Rocks; Continental Alkaline Magmatism; Anorthosites; An Introduction to Metamorphism; A Classification of Metamorphic Rocks; Structures and Textures of Metamorphic Rocks; Stable Mineral Assemblages in Metamorphic Rocks; Metamorphic Facies and Metamorphosed Mafic Rocks; Metamorphic Reactions; Thermodynamics of Metamorphic Reactions; Metamorphism of Pelitic Sediments; Metamorphism of Calcareous and Ultramafic Rocks; Metamorphic Fluids, Mass Transport and Metasomatism; Units and Constants; Abbreviations and Acronyms; The CIPW Norm.

A useful reference for anyone who wants to learn more about petrology.

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Meet the Author

John D. Winter did his undergraduate work in geology at the University of Illinois at Urbana, and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Washington in Seattle. Now Professor of Geology at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, his principal fields of interest are in metamorphic petrology, mineralogy and crystallography, and geochemistry. He has spent several summers in Greenland, a summer in Labrador, and another in Norway, where he studied processes that take place during the formation and subsequent development of the ancient deep continental crust. He is also working on contact metamorphism in the Wallowa Mountains of NE Oregon. Briefly, he also worked as an exploration geologist in New Guinea.

Professor Winter teaches Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Introductory Geology, Environmental Geology, and Geochemistry. Outside the classroom, his interests include travel, mountaineering, hiking, mountain biking, and telemark skiing.

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Table of Contents

Part I Igneous Petrology
Chapter 1 Some Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 2 Classification and Nomenclature of Igneous Rocks
Chapter 3 Textures of Igneous Rocks
Chapter 4 Igneous Structures and Field Relationships
Chapter 5 An Introduction to Thermodynamics
Chapter 6 The Phase Rule and One- and Two-Component Systems
Chapter 7 Systems with More than Two Components
Chapter 8 Chemical Petrology I: Major and Minor Elements
Chapter 9 Chemical Petrology II: Trace Elements and Isotopes
Chapter 10 Generation of Basaltic Magmas
Chapter 11 Magma Diversity
Chapter 12 Layered Mafic Intrusions
Chapter 13 Mid-Ocean Ridge Volcanism
Chapter 14 Oceanic Intraplate Volcanism
Chapter 15 Continental Flood Basalts
Chapter 16 Subduction-Related Igneous Activity Part I: Island Arcs
Chapter 17 Subduction-Related Igneous Activity Part II: Continental Arcs
Chapter 18 Granitoid Rocks
Chapter 19 Continental Alkaline Magmatism
Chapter 20 Anorthosites

Part II Metamorphic Petrology
Chapter 21 An Introduction to Metamorphism
Chapter 22 A Classification of Metamorphic Rocks
Chapter 23 Structures and Textures of Metamorphic Rocks
Chapter 24 Stable Mineral Assemblages in Metamorphic Rocks
Chapter 25 Metamorphic Facies and Metamorphosed Mafic Rocks
Chapter 26 Metamorphic Reactions
Chapter 27 Thermodynamics of Metamorphic Reactions
Chapter 28 Metamorphism of Pelitic Sediments
Chapter 29 Metamorphism of Calcareous and Ultramafic Rocks
Chapter 30 Metamorphic Fluids, Mass Transport and Metasomatism

Appendix A: Units and Constants
Appendix B: Abbreviations and Acronyms
Appendix C: The CIPW Norm

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