Essentials of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology by B. Ronald Frost,Carol D. Frost

By B. Ronald Frost,Carol D. Frost

All geoscience scholars have to comprehend the origins, environments and easy approaches that produce igneous and metamorphic rocks. This concise textbook, written in particular for one-semester undergraduate classes, offers scholars with the main details they should comprehend those procedures. subject matters are equipped round the sorts of rocks to anticipate in a given tectonic surroundings, instead of round rock classifications: this is often even more fascinating and fascinating for college students, because it applies petrology to actual geologic environments. This textbook comprises over 250 illustrations and photographs, and is supplemented through extra colour photomicrographs made freely on hand on-line. software packing containers through the textual content motivate scholars to think about how petrology connects to wider points of geology, together with fiscal geology, geologic dangers and geophysics. End-of-chapter routines enable scholars to use the options they've got learnt and perform examining petrologic data.

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