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Petrology and Genesis of Igneous Rocks
Author(s): Alok K. Gupta

ISBN:    978-81-7319-764-2 
Publication Year:   2007
Pages:   496
Binding:   Hard Back
Dimension:   185mm x 240mm
Weight:   1200

About the book

Petrology and Genesis of Igneous Rocks comprises of two parts the first part (Chapters 1 to 8) deals with constituent minerals, texture, thermodynamic principles, phase relations in natural rock systems and causes of diversity in a single petrographic province. Petrology of the crust, mantle and core, the convective cycle patterns in the mantle and their relation to magma genesis and physicochemical properties of magma are also discussed in this part. Use of Isotope geology in determination of age and degree of magma mixing is included towards the end of the first part. The second part (Chapters 913) describes individual rock types, from various countries including their geochemistry, petrology and genesis.

Key Features

  • Exercises at the End of Each Chapter Solutions to Exercises in Appendix 1

Table of Contents

Preface / Constituent Minerals / Different Varieties of Igneous Rocks / Chemical Equilibrium / System with Phases, Solid Solubility and Phase Relations / Petrology of the Crust, Mantle and Core / Fluid in the Interior of the Earth / Diversity of Igneous Rocks / Use of Isotopes in Igneous Petrology / Peridotites / Nepheline Syenite-Carbonatite Association / Lamprophyres, Lamproites and Kimberlite / Basalts / Continental Plutonic Complexes / Appendix 1: Solutions for Selected Questions / References / Author Index / Subject Index.


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