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Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
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Preface. 1. Overview of fundamental concepts. 2. Composition and classification of magmatic rocks. 3. Thermodynamics and kinetics: an introduction. 4. Silicate melts and volatile fluids in magma systems. 5. Crystal-melt equilibria in magmatic systems. 6. Chemical dynamics of melts and crystals. 7. Kinetic paths and fabric of magmatic rocks. 8. Physical and thermal dynamics of bodies of magma. 9. Magma ascent and emplacement: field relations of intrusions. 10. Magma extrusion: field relations of volcanic rock bodies. 11. Generation of magma. 12. Differentiation of magmas. 13. Magmatic petrotectonic associations. 14. Metamorphic rocks and metamorphism: an overview. 15. Petrography of metamorphic rocks: fabric, composition, and classification. 16. Metamorphic mineral reactions and equilibria. 17. Evolution of imposed metamorphic fabrics: processes and kinetics. 18. Metamorphism at convergent plate margins: P-T-t paths, facies, and zones. 19. Precambrian rock associations. Appendix A. Appendix B. References Cited. Glossary. Index

About the Author

Myron G. Best is Professor Emeritus at Brigham Young University, is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, and a member of the American Geophysical Union.

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"This book brings together a large amount of key information on igneous and metamorphic rocks and is a thorough updating of the first edition." The Australian Geologist, October 2003

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