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Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology


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Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Physical properties of magma; 3. Intrusion of magma; 4. Forms of igneous bodies; 5. Cooling of igneous bodies and other diffusion processes; 6. Classification of igneous rocks; 7. Introduction to thermodynamics; 8. Free energy and phase equilibria; 9. Thermodynamics of solutions; 10. Phase equilibria in igneous systems; 11. Effects of volatiles on melt equilibria; 12. Crystal growth; 13. Isotope geochemistry related to petrology; 14. Magmatic processes; 15. Igneous rock associations; 16. Metamorphism and metamorphic facias; 17. Deformation and textures of metamorphic rocks; 18. Graphic analysis of metamorphic mineral assemblages; 19. Geothermometry, geobarometry, and mineral reactions among solid solutions; 20. Mineral reactions involving H2O and CO2; 21. Material transport during metamorphism; 22. Pressure-temperature-time paths and heat transfer during metamorphism; 23. Origin of rocks; References; Index.

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A textbook providing a quantitative approach to the petrologic principles of igneous and metamorphic rocks in a new edition.

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Anthony Philpotts is a visiting fellow at Yale University and an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts, and has had over 40 years of teaching experience. He has worked on Precambrian massif type anorthosites, pseudotachylites, alkaline rocks, liquid immiscibility in Fe-Ti oxide systems and in tholeiitic magmas. He has been awarded the Peacock Memorial Prize of the Walker Mineralogical Club of Toronto and the Hawley Award of the Mineralogical Association of Canada. He has served as an editor for the Canadian Mineralogist and the Journal of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Jay Ague is a Professor at Yale University and has been teaching for 20 years. He studies fluid flow, chemical reactions, mass transfer, and heat transfer in Earth's crust, focusing on the metamorphic and igneous rocks comprising the deep roots of mountain belts. He has been the Senior Editor of the American Journal of Science from 1998 to 2008, and has served on the editorial board of the journal Geology. He is also Curator of Mineralogy at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.


'It emphasises principles rather than facts. The end-of-chapter problems for students are excellent.' Tim Lutz, University of Pennsylvania 'I am very pleased to see the quality of this text. It will definitely be the best undergraduate petrology text when it appears on the shelf. You have a winner.' C. Page Chamberlain, Dartmouth College 'The presentation is clear and concise, the illustrations extremely useful ... Of great utility are the problems at the end of each chapter...This is a fantastic book.' Steven R. Bohlen, President of Joint Oceanographic Institutions

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