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.Read more
- 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
Reviews & endorsements
"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
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- 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
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.comRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×
Are you sure you want to delete your account?
This cannot be undone.
Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.
If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.×