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Petrology for Students - S. R. Nockolds

Paperback Published: 26th June 1978
ISBN: 9780521291842
Number Of Pages: 444

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The abundance of carefully prepared microdrawings of rock types and textures was a feature that maintained the demand for Harker's 1954 text Petrology for Students as a guide to the study of rocks in thin slices under the microscope. This 1978 successor makes Harker's microdrawings, together with over 60 further ones, available in an original petrographic text, amplifying the coverage to embrace rock types whose importance had increased since Harker's work was published. Three sections cover igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. The igneous section emphasises the use of chemical and mineralogical characteristics in the description of igneous rocks, whilst the sedimentary section covers each major sediment class, describing how to recognise and interpret individual rock constituents. The metamorphic section summarises metamorphic reconstitution and discusses the metamorphic facies classification. Each section uses the terminology and treatment resulting from specialisation in the three different types of rock.

Igneous Rocks
Igneous rocks and their textures
The classification of igneous rocks
Granitic rocks
Silicic volcanic and hypabyssal rocks
Trachytes and microsyenites
Monzonites, monzodiorites, monzogabbros
Latites, latite-andesites, allied volcanic and their hypabyssal equivalents
Andesites and their hypabyssal equivalents
Gabbros and related rocks
Basalts and dolerites
Ultramafic igneous rocks
Nepheline syenites and allied rocks
Phonolites, related volcanics and their hypabyssal representatives
Nepheline monzonites, essexites and related rocks
Tephrites, basanites, allied volcanics and their hypabayssal representatives
Ultra-alkaline igneous rocks and caronatites
Pyroclastic rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
Sedimentary rocks - introduction
Sedimentary textures
Argillaceous rocks
Arenaceous rocks
Calcareous rocks
Solomitic rocks
Siliceous rocks
Phosphatic tocks
Ferruginous rocks
Manganiferous rocks
Saline rocks
Carbonaceous rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Metamorphism: deformation and recrystallisation
Metasomatism and melting
The facies classification of metamorphic rocks
Progressive regional metamorphism
Granualites and eclogites
The blueschist (glaucophane-schist-facies
Very low-grade metamorphism
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ISBN: 9780521291842
ISBN-10: 0521291844
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 444
Published: 26th June 1978
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 8