Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks

Springer Science & Business Media, 2002 - 341 pages
Metamorphic rocks make up the largest volume of the Earth. They systematically change their mineralogical composition as a result of tecto-thermal events. The outstanding feature of the 7th edition of this book is the large number of phase diagrams showing the stability relations among minerals and groups of minerals found in metamorphic rocks. The diagrams help to determine the pressure and temperature conditions under which a given collected set of metamorphic rocks may have formed. More than half of the chapters have been completely rewritten or revised. All figures have been edited and improved and recent advances in the field such as multiequilibria thermobarometry and pseudosections were incorporated in the text. The bibliography has been revised and extended, new research publications have also been included. Graduate students will find in depth information on the origin, significance and genesis of metamorphic rocks.

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Table des matières

Definition Conditions and Types of Metamorphism
Metamorphic Rocks
Metamorphic Processes
Metamorphic Grade
Metamorphism of Ultramafic Rocks
Metamorphism of Dolomites and Limestones
Metamorphism of Pelitic Rocks Metapelites
Metamorphism of Marls
Metamorphism of Mafic Rocks
Metamorphism of Granitoid Rocks
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Expressions et termes fréquents

Fréquemment cités

Page 334 - WB, 1985. Geochemistry, geochronology and petrology of Monte Mucrone: an example of Eo-Alpine eclogitization of Permian granitoids in the Sesia-Lanzo zone, western Alps, Italy.
Page 255 - Chopin, C. and Schreyer, W. (1983) Magnesiocarpholite and magnesiochloritoid: two index minerals of pelitic blueschists and their preliminary phase relations in the model system MgO-AI,O3-SiO2-H2O.

À propos de l'auteur (2002)

Kurt Bucher is currently Full Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Freiburg (Germany).

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