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Principles of Metamorphic Petrology

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  • Date Published: April 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521871785

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  • Principles of Metamorphic Petrology provides an introduction to ideas, techniques and approaches in the study of metamorphic rocks. The book begins with basic concepts, but advances further than most other metamorphic petrology texts. Examples of this include the latest chemographic approaches, the correct use of pseudosections and the application of x-ray compositional mapping to metamorphic problems. It also covers advances in thermobarometry and the application of modern geochronological techniques to the absolute timing of tectonometamorphic events. Determination of parent rocks is covered in detail and there is a modern exposition of partial melting reactions, melt extraction and deformation of migmatites. The book includes a large number of references to lead students into independent investigation. A valuable text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in metamorphic petrology, that serves as a reference for researchers and exploration geologists.

    • Emphasizes recent techniques and approaches, especially the use of P-T pseudosections to bring students up-to-date with the latest methods
    • Discusses structural criteria for determining parent rocks, to help assist metamorphic geologists with conducting complete regional studies, and economic geologists in developing ore search models for metamorphic terranes
    • Reviews metasomatism, that is of special interest to economic geologists but is not usually covered by similar texts
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    "Vernon and Clarke have reinvented the metamorphic petrology book for academic curricula and the result is a solid resource for researchers and students. Theirs is a richly illustrated text with many new examples of intriguing field relations that are used to frame discussions of important concepts and processes. ...the authors draw on their extensive careers conducting field-based studies of the diverse metamorphic terrains of Australia, New Zealand, and around the Pacific. ...Highly recommended." - J.S. Lackey, CHOICE

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521871785
    • length: 478 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 182 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • contains: 277 b/w illus. 16 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Metamorphic processes
    2. Metamorphic conditions - thermobarometry and chemography
    3. Tectonothermal history of metamorphic terranes
    4. Partial melting during high-grade metamorphism
    5. Fluids and metasomatism
    6. Tectonic structures of metamorphic rocks
    7. Parent rocks

  • Authors

    R. H. Vernon, Macquarie University, Sydney
    Ron Vernon is Emeritus Professor of Geology at Macquarie University and an honorary Research Professor at the University of Southern California. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses and short courses in Australia, the US, Italy, Germany, Finland and México, and authored several books, including two others with Cambridge University Press: Beneath Our Feet (2000) and A Practical Guide to Rock Microstructure (2004). He was an editor of the Journal of Metamorphic Geology for 18 years.

    G. L. Clarke, University of Sydney
    Geoffrey clarke is a Professor of Geology and the current Head of the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney, where he has taught geology for over 15 years. Before teaching, he spent three years as a minerals exploration geologist for Esso Exploration and Production. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Metamorphic Geology and an editor for the Journal of Petrology.

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