Principles of metamorphic petrology

R. H. Vernon, G. L. Clarke

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    Principles of Metamorphic Petrology provides a modern and comprehensive introduction to the latest ideas, techniques and approaches in the study of metamorphic rocks. The book begins with basic concepts, but advances further than most other metamorphic petrology texts. It presents an introduction to the latest chemographic approaches, especially the correct use of pseudosections and the application of X-ray compositional mapping to metamorphic problems. It cover recent advances in thermobarometry and the application of modern geochronological techniques to the absolute timing of tectonometamorphic events. The determination of parent rocks is covered in detail, and there is a modern exposition of partial melting reactions, melt extraction and deformation of migmatites. The book includes a large number of references to lead students into independent investigation. This is an invaluable text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in metamorphic petrology. It also provides an up-to-date reference for researchers and exploration geologists.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNew York, USA
    PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
    Number of pages446
    ISBN (Print)9780521871785
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    • Metamorphic rocks
    • Petrology


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