Igneous Petrogenesis

  • Marjorie Wilson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Magmatism and global tectonic processes

  3. Magmatism at constructive plate margins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Marjorie Wilson
      Pages 101-150
  4. Magmatism at destructive plate margins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-152
    2. Marjorie Wilson
      Pages 153-190
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      Pages 191-225
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      Pages 227-242
  5. Magmatism within plates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-244
    2. Marjorie Wilson
      Pages 245-285
    3. Marjorie Wilson
      Pages 287-323
    4. Marjorie Wilson
      Pages 325-374
    5. Marjorie Wilson
      Pages 375-416
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 417-466

About this book


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.


Petrogenesis Reservoir chemical analysis chemistry classification formation geochemistry igneous rock metamorphism mineral mineralogy petrography petrology

Authors and affiliations

  • Marjorie Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-75080-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-9388-0
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