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"Petrology" 3rd edition successfully builds upon the strengths of its predecessor, but now also includes fresh and engaging features to bring the book to the forefront of today's teaching. New chapters on Volcanism, new appendices and sharper photos make this a must-have for all students of petrology. In addition to these changes, "Petrology" has been thoroughly updated throughout and remains the only text of its kind to cover all three different rock types.
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  • Hardback | 530 pages
  • 220 x 278 x 32mm | 1,519.55g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 430 illustrations & photographs
  • 0716737434
  • 9780716737438
  • 583,624

Table of contents

PART I: IGNEOUS ROCKS Introduction to Igneous Environments Igneous Minerals and Textures Chemistry and Classification of Igneous Rocks Volcanism Origin of Magmas Evolution of Magmas Petrology of the Mantle Igneous Rocks of the Oceanic Lithosphere Igneous Rocks of Convergent Margins Igneous Rocks of Continental Lithosphere PART II: 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 III: METAMORPHIC ROCKS Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks Isograds, Metamorphic Facies, and Pressure-Temperature Evolution Assemblages, Reactions, and Equilibrium Controls of Metamorphic Reactions Metamorphism of Mafic and Ultramafic Igneous Rocks Metamorphism of Aluminous Clastic Rocks Metamorphism of Calcareous Rocks Appendices Glossary
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About Harvey Blatt

HARVEY BLATT Teaches at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel ROBERT TRACY Teaches at Virginia Polytechnic & State University, USA
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