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Essentials of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Authors

B. Ronald Frost, University of Wyoming, Carol D. Frost, University of Wyoming

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All Earth Science students need to understand the origins, environments, and basic processes that produce igneous and metamorphic rocks. This concise introductory textbook provides students with the essential knowledge needed to understand how petrology relates to other topics in the geologic sciences, and has been written specifically for one-semester courses. Throughout, the emphasis is on interpreting the mineralogy and petrology of rock suites in terms of origin and environment, with the first half of the book concentrating on igneous rocks,…

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Key features

  • Includes a new chapter on the application of stable and radiogenic isotopes in petrology
  • Offers thoroughly updated content including expanded sections on phase diagrams, convergent margin magmatism and the tectonic environments of igneous and metamorphic rock suites
  • A new glossary defines terms that appear as bold print throughout the book
  • Features for students include application boxes, end of chapter questions and problems, and an appendix reviewing the most important igneous and metamorphic rock-forming minerals

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