Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks / Edition 7 available in Hardcover
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- Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Metamorphic rocks make up the largest volume of the Earth. They systematically change their mineralogical composition as a result of tecto–thermal events. The outstanding feature of the 7th edition of this book is the large number of phase diagrams showing the stability relations among minerals and groups of minerals found in metamorphic rocks. The diagrams help to determine the pressure and temperature conditions under which a given collected set of metamorphic rocks may have formed. More than half of the chapters have been completely rewritten or revised. All figures have been edited and improved and recent advances in the field such as multiequilibria thermobarometry and pseudosections were incorporated in the text. The bibliography has been revised and extended, new research publications have also been included. Graduate students will find in depth information on the origin, significance and genesis of metamorphic rocks.
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Table of ContentsDefinition, Conditions and Types of Metamorphism.- Metamorphic Rocks: Structure; Classification and Names; Mineral Assemblages.- Metamorphic Processes: Pressure and Temperature Changes in Crust and Mantle; Gases and Fluids; Chemical Reactions.- Metamorphic Grade: Index Minerals and Mineral Zones; Metamorphic Facies; Isograds and Reaction-Isograds; Geothermobarometry; Gibbs Method.- Metamorphism of Ultramafic Rocks.- Metamorphism of Dolomites and Limestones.- Metamorphism of Pelitic Rocks (Metapelites).- Metamorphism of Marls.- Metamorphism of Mafic Rocks.- Metamorphism of Granitoids.