An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

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9780132403429: An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

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 separately.

Unlike other texts on igneous and metamorphic petrology?which are geared to either advanced or novice petrology students?this text offers unique, 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 compels and encourages the more quantitatively-oriented students without leaving the others frustrated and dismayed. Providing enough background to be rigorous, without being exhaustive, it gives students good preparation in the techniques of modern petrology; a clear and organized review of the classification, textures, and approach to petrologic study; and then applies these concepts to the real occurrences of the rocks themselves. The text limits the theory to the extent that students can practice it on real occurrences?without such excessive detail that the course becomes more like chemistry than geology. 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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Winter, John D.
Published by Prentice Hall (2001)
ISBN 10: 0132403420 ISBN 13: 9780132403429
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110132403420

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