Sedimentary Petrology

An Introduction to the Origin of Sedimentary Rocks
Author: Maurice E. Tucker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118698908
Category: Science
Page: 272
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The earlier editions of this book have been used by successive generations of students for more than 20 years, and it is the standard text on the subject in most British universities and many others throughout the world. The study of sediments and sedimentary rocks continues to be a core topic in the Earth Sciences and this book aims to provide a concise account of their composition, mineralogy, textures, structures, diagenesis and depositional environments. This latest edition is noteworthy for the inclusion of 16 plates with 54 colour photomicrographs of sedimentary rocks in thin-section. These bring sediments to life and show their beauty and colorful appearance down the microscope; they will aid the student enormously in laboratory petrographic work. The text has been revised where necessary and the reference and further reading lists brought up-to-date. New tables have been included to help undergraduates with rock and thin-section description and interpretation. New 16-page colour section will mean students do not need to buy Longman Atlas All illustrations redrawn to higher standard Complete revision of text - new material on sedimentary geochemistry, etc

Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks

Author: K. Bucher,M. Frey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662049147
Category: Science
Page: 341
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Metamorphic rocks make up the largest volume of the Earth. They systematically change their mineralogical composition as a result of tecto-thermal events. The outstanding feature of the 7th edition of this book is the large number of phase diagrams showing the stability relations among minerals and groups of minerals found in metamorphic rocks. The diagrams help to determine the pressure and temperature conditions under which a given collected set of metamorphic rocks may have formed. More than half of the chapters have been completely rewritten or revised. All figures have been edited and improved and recent advances in the field such as multiequilibria thermobarometry and pseudosections were incorporated in the text. The bibliography has been revised and extended, new research publications have also been included. Graduate students will find in depth information on the origin, significance and genesis of metamorphic rocks.


Author: Benedetto De Vivo,Bernhard Grasemann,Kurt Stüwe
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 1848260059
Page: 446
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Geology is the Component of Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS)), which is an integrated compendium of twenty Encyclopedias. The theme on geology in the Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, presents many aspects of geology under the following nine different topics: The Organized Earth.; Tectonics and Geodynamics; Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology; Sedimentary Geology and Paleontology; Overview of the Mineralogical Sciences; Geology of Metallic and Non-Metallic Mineral Resources; Regional Geology; Geology of Petroleum, Gas, and Coal; Environmental and Engineering Geology.

Atlas of Sedimentary Rocks Under the Microscope

Author: A.E. Adams,W.S. Mackenzie,C. Guilford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317885287
Category: Science
Page: 110
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Provides a very clear guide to sedimentary rock types as seen under the microscope supported by practical aspects of slide preparation.

A Pictorial Guide to Metamorphic Rocks in the Field

Author: Kurt Hollocher
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315761416
Category: Science
Page: 326
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This book is an illustrative introduction to metamorphic rocks as seen in the field, designed for advanced high school to graduate-level earth science and geology students to jump-start their observational skills. In addition to photographs of rocks in the field, there are numerous line diagrams and examples of metamorphic features shown in thin section. The thin section photos are all at a scale and in a context that can be related to views seen in the field through a hand lens.

Rock-forming Minerals

Author: William Alexander Deer,Robert Andrew Howie
Publisher: Geological Society of America
Category: Feldspathoid
Page: 982
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Description based on: v. 3, published in 2003.

Gneiss Domes in Orogeny

Author: Donna Whitney,Christian Teyssier,Christine S. Siddoway
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813723809
Category: Science
Page: 393
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Basics for Engineers
Author: Aurele Parriaux
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1439894108
Category: Science
Page: 590
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Geology – Basics for Engineers presents the physical and chemical characteristics of the Earth, the nature and the properties of rocks and unconsolidated deposits/sediments, the action of water, how the earth is transformed by various phenomena at different scales of time and space. The book shows the engineer how to take geological conditions into account in his projects, and how to exploit a wide range of natural resources in an intelligent way, reduce geological hazards, and manage subsurface pollution. Through a problem-based-learning approach, this instructional text imparts knowledge and practical experience to engineering students (undergraduate and graduate level), as well as to experts in the fields of civil engineering, environmental engineering, earth sciences, architecture, land and urban planning. The DVD that supplements the book contains solutions to the problems and animations that show additional facets of the living Earth. *The original French edition of the book (2007) won the prestigious Roberval Prize, an international contest organized by the University of Technology of Compiegne in collaboration with the General Council of Oise, France. Geology, Basics for Engineers, was selected out of a total of 110 candidates.The jury praised the book as a “very well conceived teaching textbook” and underscored its highly didactic nature, as well as the excellent quality of its illustrations.

Earth Science

Author: Edward J. Tarbuck,Frederick K. Lutgens,Dennis G. Tasa
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134673948
Category: Science
Page: 766
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For introductory courses in earth science. Use dynamic media to bring Earth Science to life Earth Science answers the need for a straightforward text that excites readers about the world around them. Perfect for individuals with little-to-no background in science, the text covers geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy clearly and without technical jargon. Tarbuck, Lutgens, and Tasa are praised for their uncomplicated writing, dynamic media that help visualize physical processes, stunning art program that brings the “wow” factor, and valuable activities in Mastering Geology that provide activity-based learning to solidify readers’ understanding. The 15th Edition incorporates the latest data and applications from Earth Science, new data analysis activities, and an updated dynamic mobile media and Mastering Geology program. Also available with Mastering Geology By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, Mastering personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult Earth Science concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geology, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geology search for: 013460993X / 9780134609935 Earth Science Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 013454353X / 9780134543536 Earth Science 013460993X / 9780134609935 Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Earth Science

Metamorphic Rocks: A Classification and Glossary of Terms

Recommendations of the International Union of Geological Sciences Subcommission on the Systematics of Metamorphic Rocks
Author: Péter Árkai
Publisher: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 244
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This 2007 book presents a complete nomenclature of metamorphic rock terms for all geoscientists studying metamorphic rocks.

Atlas of the Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

Author: W.S. Mackenzie,C. Guilford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317873793
Category: Science
Page: 104
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'Hurray for Mackenzie and Guilford for at last we have a pictorial guide to the rock-forming minerals! . . . such feasts of colour in mineralogy books are rare . . . an admirable guide' New Scientist

Introduction to Ore-Forming Processes

Author: Laurence Robb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118687574
Category: Science
Page: 384
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Introduction to Ore-Forming Processes is the first senior undergraduate – postgraduate textbook to focus specifically on the multiplicity of geological processes that result in the formation of mineral deposits. Opens with an overview of magmatic ore-forming processes Moves systematically through hydrothermal and sedimentary metallogenic environments, covering as it does the entire gamut of mineral deposit types, including the fossil fuels and supergene ores The final chapter relates metallogeny to global tectonics by examining the distribution of mineral deposits in space and time Boxed examples of world famous ore deposits are featured throughout providing context and relevance to the process-oriented descriptions of ore genesis Brings the discipline of economic geology back into the realm of conventional mainstream earth science by emphasizing the fact that mineral deposits are simply one of the many natural wonders of geological process and evolution. Artwork from the book is available to instructors at

Using Geochemical Data

Evaluation, Presentation, Interpretation
Author: Hugh R. Rollinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317898184
Category: Science
Page: 384
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Using Geochemical Data brings together in one volume a wide range of ideas and methods currently used in geochemistry, providing a foundation of knowledge from which the reader can interpret, evaluate and present geochemical data.

Metamorphic Rocks and Their Geodynamic Significance

A Petrological Handbook
Author: Jacques Kornprobst
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306480972
Category: Science
Page: 206
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From metamorphism to metamorphosis, there is only a shade of a nuance. Because me- morphic rocks are not only what they are, but also what they were, and they tell of what happened in between. What must be discovered: how to recognize in the butterfly, the caterpillar that was, or in the caterpillar the butterfly that will be? And how to describe the metamorphosis, excuse me, metamorphism which leads from one to the other? It is to this engaging history, this marvelous tale, written progressively over time, which Jacques Kornprobst leads us. If the sedimentary and magmatic rocks have been the object of reflection for a long time, for which a contradiction was established in the century in the confrontation between the Neptunism of Werner for whom everything came from the sea, and the P- tonism of Hutton who derived all rocks from the interior of the earth, the “crystalline schists” as they were called, and as we call them today for simplicity, appear most ambi- ous: they had the crystals of rocks of endogenous origin and appeared to have the strati- cation of exogenous rocks with which one confused the schistosity. These crystalline schists are in some ways the bats of the rock kingdom.