Igneous Petrology


  • C.J. Hughes

A balanced text that bridges the gap between introductory petrography-oriented texts and the more advanced texts that have a thermodynamic and/or chemical approach. Well-indexed, well-referenced and written in a particularly readable style, it leads the reader from classical to modern concepts in igneous petrology.
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Book information

  • Published: March 1982
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-42011-4


This is a good descriptive reference book with a wealth of analytical and diagrammatic data. It provides a basis for the comprehension of much of the petrological material appearing in the specialist literature and offers an entry into the even more erudite geochemistry and thermodynamics which surround modern discussions of the nature of planet Earth and the geosphere.
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