Igneous rocks : a classification and glossary of terms ; recommendations of the International Union of Geological Sciences, Subcommission on the Systematics of Igneous Rocks (Computer file, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Igneous rocks : a classification and glossary of terms ; recommendations of the International Union of Geological Sciences, Subcommission on the Systematics of Igneous Rocks

Author: Roger Walter Le Maitre
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2002
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : 2nd ed
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Decades of field and microscope studies, and more recent quantitative geochemical analyses have resulted in a vast, and sometimes overwhelming, array of nomenclature and terminology associated with igneous rocks. This book presents a complete classification of igneous rocks based on all the recommendations of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) Subcommission on the Systematics of Igneous Rocks. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Classification
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Walter Le Maitre
ISBN: 052166215X 9780521662154 9780511535581 0511535589 9780521619486 0521619483
OCLC Number: 837865586
Notes: Previous edition: 1989
Description: Online-Ressource (xvi, 236 Seiten) Illustrationen, 1 Porträt
Contents: 1. Introduction: 1.1. Changes to the 1st edition --
2. Classification and nomenclature: 2.1. Principles; 2.2. Pyroclastic rocks and tephra; 2.3. Carbonatites; 2.4. Melilite-bearing rocks; 2.5. Kalsilite-bearing rocks; 2.6. Kimberlites; 2.7. Lamproites; 2.8. Leucite-bearing rocks; 2.9. Lamprophyres; 2.10. Charnockitic rocks; 2.11. Plutonic rocks; 2.12. Volcanic rocks; 2.13. References --
3. Glossary of terms: 3.1. Detailes of entries; 3.2. Historical perspective; 3.3. Glossary --
4. Bibliography of terms: 4.1. Bibliographic analysis; 4.2. References --
Appendices: Appendix A. Lists of participants; Appendix B. Recommended IUGS names; Appendix C. IUGSTAS software package.
Responsibility: R.W. Le Maitre (editor) [und weitere]

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This indispensable reference guide presents a complete classification of igneous rocks based on all the recommendations of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) Subcommission on the  Read more...

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'... an indispensable reference and cook book for up-to-date petrographers and regional mappers.' Tomas Feininger, The Canadian Mineralogist ' ... this is an excellent reference book. It is a must Read more...

 
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