- R.G. Cawthorn, University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Geology, WITS, South Africa
Written by leading experts in the field, this work summarises the important aspects relating to layered intrusions, with almost universal coverage of the subject.
Each chapter is a complete review of a theme or specific geological intrusion. The first part of the book covers the general principles and processes which apply to all intrusions. Those chapters on individual intrusions concentrate on factual information.
A detailed full colour geological map of the Skaergaard intrusion is also included.This book will appeal to a wide audience - university libraries, research students in igneous petrology, state organisations such as exploration companies - as well as being an ideal textbook for university courses on igneous petrology, and geochemistry and petrography.
- Published: October 1996
- Imprint: ELSEVIER
- ISBN: 978-0-444-81768-6
Although this book makes no claim to providing a comprehensive guide to layered intrusions in general, it should be a widely welcome resource for undergraduate and graduate teaching and a valuable reference for professionals. It furnishes an excellent introduction to modern methods of investigation of igneous layered intrusions and is an updated source of ideas and reference.
Ronald F. Emslie, Economic Geology, April 1997
..This book represents a valuable attempt to bring together a variety of experts on different layered igneous intrusions into a single monograph, and will undoubtedly be embraced as an important reference for studies on layered rocks.
Mineralogical Magazine, 1997
...this is an up-to-date and exhaustive book in a fast-evolving field. If not an indispensable reference for workers on layered igneous rocks, it is nearly so. Certainly it is an immensely useful source. Parts of the volume, particularly the opening chapters. will enrichen and enliven university seminars and advanced courses in igneous petrology.
T. Feininger, The Canadian Minerologist Vol. 36, 1998