Principles of metamorphic petrology

R. H. Vernon, G. L. Clarke

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages446
ISBN (Print)9780521871785
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Fingerprint

petrology
metamorphic rock
partial melting
student
melt
rock
book

Keywords

  • Metamorphic rocks
  • Petrology

Cite this

Vernon, R. H., & Clarke, G. L. (2008). Principles of metamorphic petrology. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press.
Vernon, R. H. ; Clarke, G. L. / Principles of metamorphic petrology. New York, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2008. 446 p.
@book{86a80b65de21457f8e715cc969d815f5,
title = "Principles of metamorphic petrology",
abstract = "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.",
keywords = "Metamorphic rocks, Petrology",
author = "Vernon, {R. H.} and Clarke, {G. L.}",
year = "2008",
language = "English",
isbn = "9780521871785",
publisher = "Cambridge University Press",
address = "United Kingdom",

}

Vernon, RH & Clarke, GL 2008, Principles of metamorphic petrology. Cambridge University Press, New York, USA.

Principles of metamorphic petrology. / Vernon, R. H.; Clarke, G. L.

New York, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2008. 446 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

TY - BOOK

T1 - Principles of metamorphic petrology

AU - Vernon, R. H.

AU - Clarke, G. L.

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - Metamorphic rocks

KW - Petrology

M3 - Book

SN - 9780521871785

BT - Principles of metamorphic petrology

PB - Cambridge University Press

CY - New York, USA

ER -

Vernon RH, Clarke GL. Principles of metamorphic petrology. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 446 p.