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Introduction to Metamorphic Textures and Microstructures - A. J. Barker

Introduction to Metamorphic Textures and Microstructures

Paperback Published: 28th July 1998
ISBN: 9780748739851
Number Of Pages: 290

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Utilizing SEM, TEM and cathodoluminescence images to illustrate the role of such techniques for interpreting metamorphic rocks, this text aims to help undergraduate students in geology to recognize and interpret metamorphic textures and microstructures in thin-section. For lecturers and postgraduates in geology and petrology, the book provides reference for the interpretation of metamorphic rocks, with an extensive list of references relevant to each chapter, and a comprehensive glossary of terms.;The first of the three sections provides an introduction to metamorphism and metamorphic rocks, and for this edition it has been enlarged to include more detail on the basic inter-relationships between equilibrium assemblages, mineral chemistry and microstructures in the interpretation of metamorphic reactions. The second section presents the fundamental textures and microstructures of metamorphic rocks, and the last examines inter-relationships between deformation, metamorphism and microstructures, including chapters on strain-related microstructures, shear-sense indicators and veining.

Introduction to metamorphism and metamorphic rocksp. 1
Environments and processes of metamorphismp. 3
Facies concept and petrogenetic gridsp. 21
Compositional groups of metamorphic rocksp. 27
Introduction to metamorphic textures and microstructuresp. 39
Layering, banding and fabric developmentp. 41
Crystal nucleation and growthp. 57
Mineral inclusions, intergrowths and coronasp. 85
Replacement and overgrowthp. 101
Interrelationships between deformation and metamorphismp. 115
Deformed rocks and strain-related microstructuresp. 117
Porphyroblast-foliation relationshipsp. 149
Shear-sense indicatorsp. 163
Veins and fluid inclusionsp. 179
Deciphering polydeformed and polymetamorphosed rocksp. 197
App. I: Abbreviationsp. 227
App. II: Glossaryp. 229
Key mineral assemblagesp. 247
References for Appendices I-III and the platesp. 253
Indexp. 255
Platesp. 130
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ISBN: 9780748739851
ISBN-10: 0748739858
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 28th July 1998
Publisher: UCL PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.56 x 19.84  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 2