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A Practical Guide to Rock Microstructure

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  • Date Published: May 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511253003

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  • Understanding the physical relationships of minerals and rocks is essential to interpreting detailed chemical and isotopic mineral analyses. Covering the basic processes behind various rock microstructures, Ron Vernon uses high-quality color illustrations to point out complications of interpretation, emphasize pitfalls, and disclose the latest techniques and approaches. He includes a comprehensive reference list that will be useful for advanced students wishing to delve more deeply.

    • Breadth of coverage (igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic and deformed rocks, including reference to ore minerals)
    • Comprehensive reference list, acting as an excellent starting point for research into microstructural problems
    • Full colour illustrations
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "An excellent compendium of extensively illustrated microstructures representing the full spectrum of rock types...Vernon's in-depth treatment of microstructures is a valuable addition to the applied literature...Essential." M.E. McCallum, emeritus, Colorado State University, CHOICE

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511253003
    • contains: 61 b/w illus. 254 colour illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Background
    2. Microstructures of sedimentary rocks
    3. Microstructures of igneous rocks
    4. Microstructures of metamorphic rocks
    5. Microstructures of deformed rocks
    Mineral symbols used in this book
    Glossary of microstructural terms.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced Structural Geology
    • Frontiers of Science
    • Metamorphism
  • Author

    Ron H. Vernon, Macquarie University, Sydney
    RON VERNON is Emeritus Professor of Geology at Macquarie University. He has taught undergraduate geology courses in Australia, the US and Canada, as well as writing two books, Metamorphic Processes (1976) and Beneath Our Feet (2000). The latter provides a clear and enthusiastic introduction to rocks for the non-geologist.

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