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Metamorphic Rocks: A Classification and Glossary of Terms

Details

  • Page extent: 256 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.714 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 552.4012
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: QE475.A2 M4746 2007
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Metamorphic rocks--Classification
    • Metamorphic rocks--Terminology

Library of Congress Record

Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521868105)

Many common terms in metamorphic petrology vary in their usage and meaning between countries. The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) Subcommission on the Systematics of Metamorphic Rocks (SCMR) has aimed to resolve this, and to present systematic terminology and rock definitions that can be used worldwide. This 2007 book is the result of discussion and consultation lasting 20 years and involving hundreds of geoscientists worldwide. It presents a complete nomenclature of metamorphic rocks, with a comprehensive glossary of definitions, sources and etymology of over 1200 terms, and a list of mineral abbreviations. Twelve multi-authored sections explain how to derive the correct names for metamorphic rocks and processes, and discuss the rationale behind the more important terms. These sections deal with rocks from high- to low- and very-low-grade. This book will form a key reference and international standard for all geoscientists studying metamorphic rocks.

• Contains the IUGS recommendations for the classification of metamorphic rocks • Compiled by members of an international panel established to standardise the classification and naming of metamorphic rocks • Contains a glossary of over 1200 terms

Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction D. Fettes and J. Desmons; 2. Classification and nomenclature scheme R. Schmid, D. Fettes, B. Harte, E. Davis, J. Desmons, W. Smulikowski, F. Sassi, K. Brodie, P. Arkai, W. Wimmenauer, I. Bryhni, O. Rosen, J. Coutinho, H. Kräutner, S. Sen, V. Zharikov, N. Pertsev, V. Rusinov, E. Callegari, D. Stöffler, R. Grieve and J. Siivola; 3. Glossary; 4. References; Appendices.

Review

Review of the hardback: 'This text is essential for all studying metamorphic rocks and as such must be in libraries covering geology at an advanced level. It has a companion version to igneous rocks.' Science and technology

Contributors

D. Fettes, J. Desmons, R. Schmid, B. Harte, E. Davis, W. Smulikowski, F. Sassi, K. Brodie, P. Arkai, W. Wimmenauer, I. Bryhni, O. Rosen, J. Coutinho, H. Kräutner, S. Sen, V. Zharikov, N. Pertsev, V. Rusinov, E. Callegari, D. Stöffler, R. Grieve, J. Siivola

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