Quantitative Classification of Igneous Rocks

Quantitative Classification of Igneous Rocks : Based on Chemical and Mineral Characters with a Systematic Nomenclature (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Quantitative Classification of Igneous Rocks: Based on Chemical and Mineral Characters With a Systematic Nomenclature In this review no attempt will be made to give a complete historical sketch of petrography, but rather to study in a some what critical way the course of development through which the science has passed, to analyze the more important contributions to its advancement, and especially to examine the principles nominally applied in formulating schemes of classification and to test the methods of application as to their logical directness and consistency. From some cause the existing systems are commonly regarded as unsatisfactory and inadequate. And this condition indicates either that the principles of classification have not been wisely chosen or that they have been incorrectly applied. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 417g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243274785
  • 9780243274789