UWI BOOKSHOP » Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences » Geology » GL0221 » IGNEOUS ROCKS AND PROCESSES: A PRACTICAL GUIDE
Model: GL0221
ISBN: 9780632063772
Authors: GILL, ROBIN
Publishers: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC.
Price: $8,435.00JMD
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 12 September, 2011.
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This book is for geoscience students taking introductory or intermediate-level courses in igneous petrology, to help develop key skills (and confidence) in identifying igneous minerals, interpreting and allocating appropriate names to unknown rocks presented to them. The book thus serves, uniquely, both as a conventional course text and as a practical laboratory manual. Following an introduction reviewing igneous nomenclature, each chapter addresses a specific compositional category of magmatic rocks, covering definition, mineralogy, eruption/ emplacement processes, textures and crystallization processes, geotectonic distribution, geochemistry, and aspects of magma genesis. One chapter is devoted to phase equilibrium experiments and magma evolution; another introduces pyroclastic volcanology. Each chapter concludes with exercises, with the answers being provided at the end of the book.