Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

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For a combined, one-semester, junior/senior-level course in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology. Also useful for programs that teach Igneous Petrology and Metamorphic Petrology.

Typical texts on igneous and metamorphic petrology are geared to either advanced or novice petrology students. This unique text offers comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of both igneous and metamorphic petrology in a single volume-and provides the quantitative and technical background required to critically evaluate igneous and metamorphic phenomena in a way that students at all levels can understand. The goal throughout is for students to be able to apply the techniques-and enjoy the insights of the results-rather than tinker with theory and develop everything from first principles.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 216 x 285 x 29mm | 1,626g
  • Pearson
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0321592573
  • 9780321592576
  • 614,394

Table of contents

Part I Igneous Petrology
Chapter 1 Some Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 2 Classification and Nomenclature of Igneous Rocks
Chapter 3 Textures of Igneous Rocks
Chapter 4 Igneous Structures and Field Relationships
Chapter 5 An Introduction to Thermodynamics
Chapter 6 The Phase Rule and One- and Two-Component Systems
Chapter 7 Systems with More than Two Components
Chapter 8 Chemical Petrology I: Major and Minor Elements
Chapter 9 Chemical Petrology II: Trace Elements and Isotopes
Chapter 10 Generation of Basaltic Magmas
Chapter 11 Magma Diversity
Chapter 12 Layered Mafic Intrusions
Chapter 13 Mid-Ocean Ridge Volcanism
Chapter 14 Oceanic Intraplate Volcanism
Chapter 15 Continental Flood Basalts
Chapter 16 Subduction-Related Igneous Activity Part I: Island Arcs
Chapter 17 Subduction-Related Igneous Activity Part II: Continental Arcs
Chapter 18 Granitoid Rocks
Chapter 19 Continental Alkaline Magmatism
Chapter 20 Anorthosites

Part II Metamorphic Petrology
Chapter 21 An Introduction to Metamorphism
Chapter 22 A Classification of Metamorphic Rocks
Chapter 23 Structures and Textures of Metamorphic Rocks
Chapter 24 Stable Mineral Assemblages in Metamorphic Rocks
Chapter 25 Metamorphic Facies and Metamorphosed Mafic Rocks
Chapter 26 Metamorphic Reactions
Chapter 27 Thermodynamics of Metamorphic Reactions
Chapter 28 Metamorphism of Pelitic Sediments
Chapter 29 Metamorphism of Calcareous and Ultramafic Rocks
Chapter 30 Metamorphic Fluids, Mass Transport and Metasomatism

Appendix A: Units and Constants
Appendix B: Abbreviations and Acronyms
Appendix C: The CIPW Norm
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About John D. Winter

John D. Winter did his undergraduate work in geology at the University of Illinois at Urbana, and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Washington in Seattle. Now Professor of Geology at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, his principal fields of interest are in metamorphic petrology, mineralogy and crystallography, and geochemistry. He has spent several summers in Greenland, a summer in Labrador, and another in Norway, where he studied processes that take place during the formation and subsequent development of the ancient deep continental crust. He is also working on contact metamorphism in the Wallowa Mountains of NE Oregon. Briefly, he also worked as an exploration geologist in New Guinea.

Professor Winter teaches Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Introductory Geology, Environmental Geology, and Geochemistry. Outside the classroom, his interests include travel, mountaineering, hiking, mountain biking, and telemark skiing.
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