Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Hardcover | February 16, 2009

byJohn D. Winter

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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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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...

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With enough background to be rigorous, yet not exhaustive, this book offers good preparation in the techniques of modern petrology; a clear and organized review of the classification, textures, and approach to petrologic study; and applies these concepts to the real occurrences of the rocks themselves. The goal throughout is for reader...

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, an...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:720 pages, 11.1 × 8.4 × 1.2 inPublished:February 16, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0321592573

ISBN - 13:9780321592576

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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