Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks

  • Kurt Bucher
  • Martin Frey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kurt Bucher, Martin Frey
      Pages 3-15
    3. Kurt Bucher, Martin Frey
      Pages 17-48
    4. Kurt Bucher, Martin Frey
      Pages 49-104
    5. Kurt Bucher, Martin Frey
      Pages 105-168
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Kurt Bucher, Martin Frey
      Pages 171-195
    3. Kurt Bucher, Martin Frey
      Pages 197-216
    4. Kurt Bucher, Martin Frey
      Pages 217-258
    5. Kurt Bucher, Martin Frey
      Pages 259-277
    6. Kurt Bucher, Martin Frey
      Pages 279-327
    7. Kurt Bucher, Martin Frey
      Pages 329-334
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 335-341

About this book


Metamorphic rocks make up the largest volume of the Earth. They systematically change their mineralogical composition as a result of tecto-thermal events. The outstanding feature of the 7th edition of this book is the large number of phase diagrams showing the stability relations among minerals and groups of minerals found in metamorphic rocks. The diagrams help to determine the pressure and temperature conditions under which a given collected set of metamorphic rocks may have formed. More than half of the chapters have been completely rewritten or revised. All figures have been edited and improved and recent advances in the field such as multiequilibria thermobarometry and pseudosections were incorporated in the text. The bibliography has been revised and extended, new research publications have been included. Brief reviews of relevant software and web addresses for downloads have also been integrated in this new edition. Graduate students will find in depth information on the origin, significance and genesis of metamorphic rocks.


Geochemie Geochemistry Geophysics Geophysik Granit Mineral Assemblages Mineralvergesellschaftungen Petrogenesis Petrologie metamorpher Gesteine Phase Diagrams Phasendiagramme Structural Geology Tectonics

Authors and affiliations

  • Kurt Bucher
    • 1
  • Martin Frey
  1. 1.Institute of Mineralogy, Petrology and GeochemistryUniversity of FreiburgFreiburg i. Br.Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-04916-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04914-3
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