Most textbooks in igneous petrology have intended to avoid discussion of potentially controversial petrogenetic models. However, this is precisely the sort of information senior students of igneous petrology require.
Author: B.M. Wilson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
As a major text in igneous petrology, this innovative book offers a much-needed, radically different approach to the study of igneous rocks. Bridging a long-recognized gap in the literature by providing petrogenic models for magmatismin terms of global tectonic processes, it encompasses geophysics and geochemistry in a comprehensive treatment of the subject. Most textbooks in igneous petrology have intended to avoid discussion of potentially controversial petrogenetic models. However, this is precisely the sort of information senior students of igneous petrology require. Dr Wilson has drawn on 15 years of research and 10 years of teaching experience in writing an account of what is now a well established understanding of the processes involved in environments of magma generation. She provides full discussions of the major-element, trace-element, and radiogenic isotope characteristics of magmas generated in different tectonic settings and she deals with the information derived from such data concerning magma source regions and their ascent trough the Earth's lithosphere. Additionally each chapter contains a summary of geophysical data relating to crustal and mantle structure and the location of magma reservoirs. The modular format of the book will facilitate its use by all students, researchers and professionals with an interest in igneous petrology. A basic knowledge of geochemistry, mineralogy, phase diagrams, regional geology and global tectonics is assumed, but such advanced topics as trace element and isotope geochemistry can be omitted initially if the reader's background is inappropriate. The text is profusely illustrated and the bibliography contains over 1000 carefully selected references. Marge Wilson graduated in geology at the University of Oxford. She then spent a year at the University of California, Berkeley, and subsequently studied the petrogenesis of nepheline syenites from the Gardar province of Greenland, leading to a PhD from the University of Leeds. Her research has focused on island-arc, oceanic-island and intra-continental plate tectonic settings.
courses more petrogenesis-orientated are im My main objective in writing this book has been to mediately confronted with a basic problem; the review the processes involved in present-day mag ma generation and their relationship to global ...
Author: m Wilson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
courses more petrogenesis-orientated are im My main objective in writing this book has been to mediately confronted with a basic problem; the review the processes involved in present-day mag ma generation and their relationship to global average student does not have a strong enough tectonic processes. Clearly, these are fundamental background in geochemistry to understand the to our understanding of the petrogenesis of ancient finer points of most of the relevant publications in volcanic and plutonic sequences, the original tec scientific journals. It is virtually impossible to fmd tonic setting of which may have been obscured by suitable reading material for such students, as most subsequent deformation and metamorphism. authors of igneous petrology textbooks have de Until fairly recently, undergraduate courses in liberately steered clear of potentially controversial igneous petrology tended to follow rather classical petrogenetic models. Even the most recent texts lines, based on the classification of igneous rocks, place very little emphasis on the geochemistry of descriptive petrography, volcanic landforms, types magmas erupted in different tectonic settings, of igneous intrusions and regional petrology . despite extensive discussions of the processes re However, the geologist of the late 1980s requires, in sponsible for the chemical diversity of magmas.
Igneous Petrogenesis, also a much-needed first synthesis, inevitably covers
some of the same ground as Anderson's book. But, in concentrating on
geochemistry rather than geophysics, the author makes it somewhat more
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Philosophy and Structure of the Book This book is mainly about igneous
petrogenesis. Subject matter dealing with the description of rocks in thin section,
hand specimens, or outcrop, or their outward form occupies much space in
Author: Paul C. Hess
Hess (geological sciences, Brown U.) explores the complex process of the generation and cooling of those rocks formed by solidification from a molten state, either intrusively, below the earth's crust, or extrusively as lava. Some topics treated are: magmatic differentiation and other processes; nature of silicate melts; island-arc volcanism; continental flood basalts and rifts; lunar petrology; ocean-floor volcanism. An advanced treatment. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Much of this work was summarized and applied to igneous petrogenesis by N . L
. Bowen , first in his classic paper on The Later Stages Rocks ( 1928 ) . These
accounts , extended and modified in the light of later studies , must form the basis
Author: Francis J. Turner
Definition and classification of different kinds of rocks are essential in furnishing a language by which petrological concepts may be conveyed and observational data concerning rocks may be intelligibly recorded.However,there is no general agreement as to the most satisfactory basis of classification or as to the extent to which precision of definition is desirable and practicable.
Wilson , M . , ( 1989 ) : Igneous petrogenesis . - Unwin Hyman , London , 466 p .
Winchester , J . A . & Floyd , P . A . ( 1977 ) : Geochemical discrimination of
different magma series and their differentiation products using immobile
Author: Georgia Pe-Piper
The Hellenide orogen in Greece is part of the Alpine-Himalaya mountain belt, created during the destruction of the Tethys ocean by the convergence of Gondwana and Eurasia. Within Greece, there is the record of a complete Wilson tectonic cycle of continental rifting, sea-floor spreading, plate subduction, and continental collision during Mesozoic and Cenozoic time. This book presents a new synthesis of the geological history of Greece as revealed by the varied igneous rocks. It is based on more than 30 years of field and laboratory studies by the authors together with a synthesis of the widely scattered published literature, that was written in many different languages. Basement rocks record Hercynian subduction and plutonism on the northern margin of Gondwana, which in the Permian and Triassic rifted into several microcontinents, thereby creating the eastern Mediterranean Neotethys ocean. Partial closure of strands of the Neotethys ocean resulted in the emplacement of Jurassic and Cretaceous ophiolites. Early Tertiary age collision produced a Hellenide mountain chain similar to the Alps and Himalayas. Rapid Neogene extension of the Hellenides behind the modern South Aegean arc has formed the Aegean Sea, triggered widespread back-arc igneous activity, and unroofed mid-crustal rocks. The geological setting, geochemistry, and significance of each group of rocks is presented in detail, with numerous maps and figures.
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model for mantle melting: application to volcanic arc petrogenesis. Geol. Soc.
Author: Jyotisankar Ray
Contributed papers presented a national workshop organized by Dept. of Geology, University of Calcutta in early part of 2005.
Geochemistry and petrogenesis of komatiites from the Barberton greenstone belt
, South Africa , pp . 347–97 in ... Carbon dioxide in igneous petrogenesis : I.
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Author: Anthony Hall
The second edition has been revised and updated to include developments of the last decade.