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An Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology

An Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology

Author: Bruce (University of Leeds) Yardley, Clare (The Open University, Milton Keynes) Warren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2021

This second edition is fully updated to include new developments in the study of metamorphism as well as enhanced features to facilitate course teaching. It integrates a systematic account of the mineralogical changes accompanying metamorphism of the major rock types with discussion of the conditions and settings in which they formed. The use of textures to understand metamorphic history and links to rock deformation are also explored. Specific chapters are devoted to rates and timescales of metamorphism and to the tectonic settings in which metamorphic belts develop. These provide a strong connection to other parts of the geology curriculum. Key thermodynamic and chemical concepts are introduced through examples which demonstrate their application and relevance. Richly illustrated in colour and featuring end-of-chapter and online exercises, this textbook is a comprehensive introduction to metamorphic rocks and processes for undergraduate students of petrology, and provides a solid basis for advanced study and research.

An Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology

An Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology

This second edition is fully updated to include new developments in the study of metamorphism as well as enhanced features to facilitate course teaching. It integrates a systematic account of the mineralogical changes accompanying metamorphism of the major rock types with discussion of the conditions and settings in which they formed. The use of textures to understand metamorphic history and links to rock deformation are also explored. Specific chapters are devoted to rates and timescales of metamorphism and to the tectonic settings in which metamorphic belts develop. These provide a strong connection to other parts of the geology curriculum. Key thermodynamic and chemical concepts are introduced through examples which demonstrate their application and relevance. Richly illustrated in colour and featuring end-of-chapter and online exercises, this textbook is a comprehensive introduction to metamorphic rocks and processes for undergraduate students of petrology, and provides a solid basis for advanced study and research.

Diagenese klastischer Sedimente

Diagenese klastischer Sedimente

Author: Reinhard Hesse, Reinhard Gaupp Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2021

Dieses Lehrbuch stellt das Gesamtgebiet der Diagenese klastischer Sedimente dar. Neben der Einfuhrung und Abgrenzung der Diagenese umfasst das Buch entscheidende Vorgange, die fur die Bildung der wichtigsten fossilen Energieressourcen wie Erdoel, Gas, Kohle und z. T. Uran verantwortlich sind. Die Schwerpunkte der Darstellung liegen dabei auf der diagenetischen Entwicklung von Porenwassern in heutigen Offshore-Bereichen und intrakontinentalen Becken, der Diagenese kieseliger und toniger Sedimente sowie der Sandsteindiagenese. Dieses Autorenwerk hebt sich durch seine Einheitlichkeit in der Darstellung von vielen bereits bestehenden Sammelbanden ab. Es enthalt neugezeichnete Schwarz-Weiss-Abbildungen sowie zahlreiche aussagekraftigen farbige Dunnschliff-Abbildungen.

Petrology of Polygenic Mafic-Ultramafic Massifs of the East Sakhalin Ophiolite Association

Petrology of Polygenic Mafic-Ultramafic Massifs of the East Sakhalin Ophiolite Association

Author: Felix P. Lesnov Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

The monograph is concerned with results of studies of petrology of mafic-ultramafic massifs as part of the East Sakhalin ophiolite association. It generalizes and interprets a large body of data (mainly original data) on geology, petrography, petrochemistry, and geochemistry of rocks; mineralogy and geochemistry of rock-forming and accessory minerals; chromite and platinum contents, and isotopic age of zircons from rocks of the typical mafic-ultramafic massifs of the East Sakhalin ophiolite association: Berezovka, Shel'ting, Komsomol'sk, and South Schmidt. Gabbroids from the Berezovka massif contain ultramafic xenoliths. Ultramafic rocks are locally cut by gabbroid and pyroxenite veins. Three spatially close but genetically autonomous bodies are distinguished in the structure of the massifs under study: protrusion of upper-mantle restitic ultramafic rocks (harzburgites, lherzolites, and dunites); intrusion of orthomagmatic gabbroids (gabbronorites, gabbro, and norites) that cuts it; and contact-reaction zone, located along the boundaries between gabbroid intrusion and ultramafic protrusion, which consists of hybrid ultramafic rocks (wehrlites, websterites, clinopyroxenites, and their olivine- and plagioclase-containing varieties) and hybrid gabbroids (melano- and mesocratic olivine gabbronorites and gabbro as well as troctolites). The hybrid ultramafic rocks and gabbroids are the product of interaction between mafic melts and restitic ultramafic rocks. Taking into account the later formation of the gabbroid intrusions compared to the ultramafic protrusions, the massifs in question are determined as polygenic. The idea of their polygenic formation is supported by data on the isotopic age of zircons from the Berezovka massif rocks. In this monograph the author develops his earlier proposed concept of polygenic formation of mafic-ultramafic massifs belonging to ophiolite associations. The book addresses a wide circle of petrologists and practicing geologists as well as senior-year students and postgraduates studying problems of mafic-ultramafic magmatism.

Physics of Magmatic Processes

Physics of Magmatic Processes

Author: Robert Bero Hargraves Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2019

While the chemical aspects of igneous petrology have dominated research for many years, the physical processes associated with the generation, transport, and crystallization of magma have been somewhat neglected. Here a group of distinguished scientists, whose current research embraces both chemical and physical aspects of the field, illustrates these new directions in igneous petrology. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Revival: Handbook of Physical Properties of Rocks (1982)

Revival: Handbook of Physical Properties of Rocks (1982)

Author: Robert S. (University of Iowa) Carmichael Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2019

This three-volume handbook provides reliable, comprehensive data on the properties of rocks, minerals, and other related materials. The format is largely tabular and graphical, designed for ease of use in comparisons and referencing. The chapters are contributed by recognized experts from leading university, industrial, and governmental scientific establishments.

Revival: Handbook of Physical Properties of Rocks (1982)

Revival: Handbook of Physical Properties of Rocks (1982)

Author: Robert S. (University of Iowa) Carmichael Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2019

This three-volume handbook provides reliable, comprehensive data on the properties of rocks, minerals, and other related materials. The format is largely tabular and graphical, designed for ease of use in comparisons and referencing. The chapters are contributed by recognized experts from leading university, industrial, and governmental scientific establishments.

Revival: Handbook of Physical Properties of Rocks (1984)

Revival: Handbook of Physical Properties of Rocks (1984)

Author: Robert S. Carmichael Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2019

This three-volume handbook provides reliable, comprehensive data on the properties of rocks, minerals, and other related materials. The format is largely tabular and graphical, designed for ease of use in comparisons and referencing. The chapters are contributed by recognized experts from leading university, industrial, and governmental scientific establishments.

Manual of Rapid Mineral Identification - Volume I

Manual of Rapid Mineral Identification - Volume I

Author: Uwe Richard Kackstaetter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2019

Fluvial Meanders and Their Sedimentary Products in the Rock Record (IAS SP 48)

Fluvial Meanders and Their Sedimentary Products in the Rock Record (IAS SP 48)

Author: Massimiliano Ghinassi Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2019

The sinuous form and peculiar evolution of meandering rivers has long captured the imagination of people. Today, meandering rivers exist in some of the most densely populated areas in the World, where they provide environmental and economic wealth and opportunities, as well as posing hazards. Through geological time, the ancestors of these modern meanders built deposits that are now host to mineral resources, groundwater, and hydrocarbons. This Special Publication illustrates the breadth of current research on meandering rivers and their deposits. The collection of research papers demonstrates the state of science on fluvial process-product relationships. The articles cover fundamental and applied studies of both modern and ancient rivers, are based on state-of-the-art technology, include complementary philosophical approaches, and span a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. This book includes some of the most recent advances in the study of the morphodynamics and sedimentology of meandering rivers, and is an important resource for those who want to investigate fluvial systems and their deposits.

A Practical Guide to Rock Microstructure

A Practical Guide to Rock Microstructure

Author: Ron H. (Macquarie University, Sydney) Vernon Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2018

A clear understanding of the processes responsible for observed rock microstructures is essential for making reliable petrogenetic interpretations, including inferences made from chemical and isotopic analyses of minerals. This volume presents a comprehensive survey of rock microstructures, emphasising basic concepts and the latest methods, while highlighting potential pitfalls in the interpretation of the origin of rock microstructure. Richly illustrated with over 250 colour photographs, including more than 10 percent new photomicrographs and several mesoscopic images, it demonstrates the basic processes responsible for the wide variety of microstructures in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. This second edition includes extensive updates to the coverage of igneous rocks as well as recent ideas on physical processes in migmatites and partial melting of sedimentary rocks. This practical guide will continue to be an invaluable resource to advanced students and early-career researchers of mineralogy, petrology and structural geology, as well as professional geologists and material scientists.

Introducing Metamorphism

Introducing Metamorphism

Author: Ian Sanders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Metamorphic rocks are one of the three main types of rock. Originally comprising either igneous or sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks are the products of change by heat and pressure, often at great depths in the earth's crust, into a completely new form. One of the classic examples of the result of a metamorphic process is the transformation of sedimentary mudstone into slate.Introducing Metamorphism provides a succinct introduction to metamorphism. Ian Sanders explains how and why rocks change during metamorphic processes. He discusses the role of water in metamorphism and describes the different types of metamorphic processes including contact, shock and high pressure metamorphism and metamorphism in an orogenic belt.Copiously illustrated and written for those who wish to gain a clear understanding of metamorphic processes, Introducing Metamorphism is designed to make the processes that led to the formation of these rocks intelligible to its readers. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and are explained in a glossary.