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