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Igneous Rocks and Processes

A Practical Guide

Gill, Robin / Fitton, Godfrey


2. Auflage September 2022
496 Seiten, Softcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-45566-0
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A practical introduction to igneous petrology for students and practitioners

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.

This latest edition offers readers extensively updated chapters, as well as access to a companion website with supplementary material. It also provides:
* Thorough introductions to magmas, magmatic rocks, and magma differentiation
* Exercises for each chapter, with answers provided at the end
* A detailed summary of techniques and optical data for mineral identification using a polarizing microscope
* An introduction to petrographic calculations and an extensive glossary

Perfect for geoscience students taking courses in igneous petrology, Igneous Rocks and Processes: A Practical Guide, second edition will also earn a place in the libraries of postgraduate students and researchers in the field.

Preface to the second Edition

Preface to the first Edition


About the companion website

Chapter 1 An introduction to magmas and magmatic rocks

Chapter 2 Basalts and related rocks

Chapter 3 Magma differentiation

Chapter 4 Gabbroic rocks

Chapter 5 Ultramafic rocks

Chapter 6 Andesite, dacite and rhyolite

Chapter 7 How magmas erupt ? an introduction to pyroclastic processes and products

Chapter 8 Granitic rocks

Chapter 9 Alkali rocks

Appendix A ? Mineral identification using a polarizing microscope

Appendix B - Petrographic calculations

Appendix C - Symbols, units and constants used in this book


Answers to exercises



Colour plate section between pp. X and X
Robin Gill lectured in igneous petrology, geochemistry, and volcanology at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

Godfrey Fitton is Professor of Igneous Petrology at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

R. Gill, University of London, UK; G. Fitton, University of Edinburgh, UK