Igneous Rocks and Processes: A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition

Robin Gill, J. G. Fitton

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The newly revised Second Edition of Igneous Rocks and Processes: A Practical Guide, delivers an authoritative introduction to igneous petrology and helps students to develop key skills and confidence in identifying igneous materials and in naming and interpreting unknown igneous rocks presented to them. It serves as both a conventional course text and a practical laboratory manual.

The authors review igneous nomenclature and subsequently describe specific compositional categories of magmatic rocks. Each chapter covers definitions, mineralogy, eruption and emplacement processes, textures and crystallization processes, geotectonic distribution, geochemistry, and aspects of magma genesis. Additional chapters address phase equilibrium experiments and physical volcanology.
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-119-45568-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-119-45566-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2022


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