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Earth materials

Author: Kevin Hefferan; John O'Brien
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today, as earth science curricula are evolving rapidly, many programs throughout the US are adopting new approaches to the study of earth materials. At many universities earth science departments are  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Hefferan; John O'Brien
ISBN: 9781405144339 1405144335 9781444334609 1444334603
OCLC Number: 466333998
Description: vii, 608 pages, [48] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Preface. --
Acknowledgments. --
1. Earth materials and the geosphere. --
2. Atoms, elements, bonds and coordination polyhedra. --
3 Atomic substitution, phase diagrams and isotopes. --
4. Crystallography. --
5. Mineral properties and rock-forming minerals. --
6. Optical identification of minerals. --
7. Classification of igneous rocks. --
8. Magma and intrusive structures. --
9. Volcanic features and landforms. --
10. Igneous rock associations. --
11. The sedimentary cycle: erosion, transportation, deposition and sedimentary structures. --
12. Weathering, sediment production and soils. --
13. Detrital sediments and sedimentary rocks. --
14. Biochemical sedimentary rocks. --
15. Metamorphism. --
16. Metamorphism: stress, deformation and structures. --
17. Texture and classification of metamorphic rocks. --
18. Metamorphic zones, facies and facies series. --
19. Mineral resources and hazards. --
References. --
Index. --
Periodic table. --
List of elements.
Responsibility: Kevin Hefferan and John O'Brien.

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"In recent years an increasing number of geoscience departments have elected to combine their introductory mineralogy and petrology courses into a single, one-term "earth materials" course. As a Read more...

 
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