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Petrology : igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.

Author: Harvey Blatt; Robert J Tracy; Ernest G Ehlers
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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This second edition is an overview of the three basic rock groups. The text includes updated hard rock and sedimentary sections, and also incorporates recent changes in thinking about soft rock  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Blatt; Robert J Tracy; Ernest G Ehlers
ISBN: 0716724383 9780716724384
OCLC Number: 32890797
Description: xv, 529 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Part 1 Igneous rocks: introduction to igneous environments; igneous minerals and textures; chemistry and classification of igneous rocks; crystallization of magmas; origin of magmas by melting of the mantle and crust; evolution of magmas - fractional crystallization and contamination; petrology of the mantle; igneous rocks of the oceanic lithoshere; igneous rocks of convergent margins; igneous rocks of continental lithosphere. Part 2 Sedimentary rocks: the occurrence of sedimentary rocks; weathering and soils; conglomerates and sandstones; diagenesis of sandstones; mudrocks; limestones and dolostones; other types of sedimentary rocks. Part 3 Metamorphic rocks: metamorphism and metamorphic rocks; isograds, metamorphic facies, and pressure-temperature evolution; assemblages, reactions and equilibrium; controls of the metamorphic reactions; metamorphism of mafic and ultramafic igneous rocks; metamorphis of aluminous clastic rocks; metamorphism of calcareous rocks.

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