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Petrology for Students


S. R. Nockolds, G. A. Chinner
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  • Date Published: April 1978
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521291842

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  • The abundance of carefully prepared microdrawings of rock types and textures was a feature that maintained the demand for Harker's 1954 text Petrology for Students as a guide to the study of rocks in thin slices under the microscope. This 1978 successor makes Harker's microdrawings, together with over 60 further ones, available in an original petrographic text, amplifying the coverage to embrace rock types whose importance had increased since Harker's work was published. Three sections cover igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. The igneous section emphasises the use of chemical and mineralogical characteristics in the description of igneous rocks, whilst the sedimentary section covers each major sediment class, describing how to recognise and interpret individual rock constituents. The metamorphic section summarises metamorphic reconstitution and discusses the metamorphic facies classification. Each section uses the terminology and treatment resulting from specialisation in the three different types of rock.

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    • Date Published: April 1978
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521291842
    • length: 444 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Igneous Rocks S. R. Nockolds:
    1. Igneous rocks and their textures
    2. The classification of igneous rocks
    3. Granitic rocks
    4. Silicic volcanic and hypabyssal rocks
    5. Syenites
    6. Trachytes and microsyenites
    7. Monzonites, monzodiorites, monzogabbros
    8. Latites, latite-andesites, allied volcanic and their hypabyssal equivalents
    9. Siorites
    10. Andesites and their hypabyssal equivalents
    11. Gabbros and related rocks
    12. Basalts and dolerites
    13. Ultramafic igneous rocks
    14. Nepheline syenites and allied rocks
    15. Phonolites, related volcanics and their hypabyssal representatives
    16. Nepheline monzonites, essexites and related rocks
    17. Tephrites, basanites, allied volcanics and their hypabayssal representatives
    18. Ultra-alkaline igneous rocks and caronatites
    19. Lamprophyres
    20. Pyroclastic rocks
    Part II. Sedimentary Rocks R. W O'B. Knox:
    21. Sedimentary rocks - introduction
    22. Sedimentary textures
    23. Argillaceous rocks
    24. Arenaceous rocks
    25. Calcareous rocks
    26. Solomitic rocks
    27. Siliceous rocks
    28. Phosphatic tocks
    29. Ferruginous rocks
    30. Manganiferous rocks
    31. Saline rocks
    32. Carbonaceous rocks
    Part III. Metamorphic Rocks G. A. Chinner:
    33. Metamorphism: deformation and recrystallisation
    34. Metasomatism and melting
    35. The facies classification of metamorphic rocks
    36. Progressive regional metamorphism
    37. Granualites and eclogites
    38. The blueschist (glaucophane-schist-facies
    39. Very low-grade metamorphism

  • Authors

    S. R. Nockolds

    R. W. O'B. Knox

    G. A. Chinner


    S. R. Nockolds, G. A. Chinner

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