- Igneous Petrology
- Advance Igneous Petrology
- Igneous Petrogenesis and Igneous Petrology
- Sedimentary Petrology
- Advance Sedimentary and Metamorphic Petrology and Heat Flow
- Metamorphic Petrology and Thermodynamics
- Mineralogy and Petrology
|1."Principles of Petrology" by Tyrrell|
“Principles of Petrology” Book Review: This book serves as a valuable resource for students of geology with a basic understanding of science. It provides a concise overview of modern petrology, tracing its origins and covering essential aspects of the field. The book caters to students seeking in-depth knowledge and research opportunities in petrology, as well as professionals in various branches of geology who wish to stay updated with the current state of the science. Additionally, it proves highly beneficial for individuals engaged in technical and applied geology. While the book primarily focuses on ancestral petrology and petrography, it emphasizes contemporary perspectives while acknowledging the value of older viewpoints. It offers a wide range of references beyond classroom materials, enabling students to delve deeper into the subject matter.
|2."Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic" by Winter|
“Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive resource on igneous and metamorphic petrology suitable for both experienced and inexperienced students. It contains up-to-date and detailed information on the subject matter, presented in a way that is accessible to all levels of understanding. The book emphasizes practical knowledge over traditional theoretical knowledge, covering the quantitative and technical aspects of igneous and metamorphic phenomena.
|3."Petrology, Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic" by Ehlers|
“Petrology, Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic” Book Review: This fully updated and revised edition of petrology covers the major concepts and topics of igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, and metamorphic rocks, relevant to the field of petrology. The book incorporates recent developments in the field, including the role of tectonic plates in petrogenesis, and the examination of fields and studies through deep sea cores dredge samples and submersible igneous rocks. The book is an overview of all the significant aspects and recent developments in the field of petrology and concludes with an appendix featuring articles on determining pressure, temperature, and age of rocks. This book is ideal for undergraduate students and professors of petrology.
|4."Petrology of the Igneous Rocks" by Hatch F H|
“Petrology of the Igneous Rocks” Book Review: This book covers all the topics of petrology and provides a brief introduction to minerals used to study igneous rocks. The book emphasizes that without knowledge of minerals, the petrographical and petrological topics in the book lose value. The book includes a separate chapter called “Geological Setting of Igneous Activity” to help students understand the importance of petrology and its latest concepts in geophysics and geology. The book has been revised and updated, and all topics are explained in detail and in an easy-to-understand manner.
|5."Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology" by Philpotts And Ague|
“Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology” Book Review: This book provides a detailed insight into the principles of igneous and metamorphic petrology, covering the physical and chemical principles behind the formation of these rocks. The book emphasizes a deep understanding of petrologic principles rather than relying solely on facts and terminology. It is suitable for medium to advanced-level courses and includes exercises at the end of each chapter for better understanding. The latest information on the structure of the Earth’s mantle and core, properties and behavior of magma, and thermodynamic software programs for calculating igneous and metamorphic phase equilibria are all covered in the book.
|6."Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology" by Best|
“Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology” Book Review: This book provides an in-depth understanding of advances in geochemistry, geochronology, geophysics, and new analytical tools. It covers classical aspects of igneous and metamorphic petrology and focuses on the processes controlling petrogenesis. The book presents the latest experimental and field data and separately covers the igneous and metamorphic sections. It describes recent developments in the field of igneous and metamorphic rocks and provides a practical approach to igneous and metamorphic petrology.
|7."Igneous Petrology" by Anthony Hall|
|8."Sedimentary Petrology" by Maurice E Tucker|
“Sedimentary Petrology” Book Review: The book explores the various aspects of sediments and sedimentary rocks, including their composition, mineralogy, textures, structures, diagenesis, and depositional environments. With the help of 16 plates and 54 color photomicrographs, the book vividly illustrates the microscopic view of sediments and sedimentary rocks in thin sections. Additionally, the book is a useful resource for laboratory petrographic work, as it includes new tables and reading lists that provide descriptions and interpretations of thin sections. The topics covered in the book include siliciclastic sediments I (sandstones, conglomerates, and breccias), siliciclastic sediments II (mudrocks, limestones, evaporites, sedimentary ironstones, and iron formations), sedimentary phosphate deposits, coal, oil shale, and petroleum. Other important topics discussed include cherts, siliceous sediments, and volcaniclastic sediments. This textbook is recommended for undergraduates studying earth sciences.
|9."Petrology and Genesis of Igneous Rocks" by A K Gupta|
“Petrology and Genesis of Igneous Rocks” Book Review: The book is divided into two parts, with the first part focusing on the constituent minerals, textures, thermodynamic principles, and phase relations in natural rock systems. The book also provides insights into the reasons for variations within a single petrographic region. It emphasizes the petrology of the crust, mantle, and core, and covers convective cycle patterns in the mantle, their relationship to magma formation, and their physicochemical properties. The book also explores the use of isotope geology for determining the age and degree of magma mixing. The second part of the book covers individual rock types, their formation, geochemistry, and petrology from around the world. It describes the texture, thermodynamic principles, and phase relations in natural rock systems, and explains the geochemistry, petrology, and genesis of various rock types.
|10."An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology" by Winter J D|
“An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology” Book Review: This updated book on igneous and metamorphic petrology is a useful resource for students who are taking the course or studying the subjects separately. It covers the quantitative and technical background necessary for students with a quantitatively oriented approach. The book provides a clear and systematic approach to the study of petrology, with the aim of helping students learn and apply concepts to real occurrences. Worked out examples and computer-related problems are provided at the end of each chapter to enhance understanding.
2. Igneous Petrology
|1."Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology" by Best|
“Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology” Book Review: The book extensively covers the topics of igneous and metamorphic petrology, including recent developments in geochemistry, geochronology, and geophysics. It offers detailed insights into the origin and evolution of magmas and the processes involved in driving metamorphism. The book is highly beneficial for students studying metamorphic petrology as it explores the processes controlling petrogenesis.
|2."The Interpretation of Igneous Rocks" by Cox K G|
“The Interpretation of Igneous Rocks” Book Review: This insightful book presents a comprehensive study of Igneous Petrology, exploring topics related to petrographic, geochemical, and field studies, as well as the formulation and testing of petrogenetic hypotheses. It provides a methodology for studying Igneous Petrology, complete with numerous exercises for all chapters.
|3."Origin of Igneous Rocks" by Faure G|
“Origin of Igneous Rocks” Book Review: The book thoroughly explores the topic of igneous rocks, delving into their various tectonic settings. It provides in-depth coverage of the isotopic compositions of strontium, neodymium, and lead. The primary focus of the book is on the petrogenesis of igneous rocks, including the interactions between asthenospheric plumes and the overlying lithospheric mantle. It also offers a comprehensive explanation of the essential principles of isotope geochemistry. Designed for both students and professionals, this book serves as an invaluable study guide for university students and offers over 400 diagrams and drawings to aid in understanding.
|4."Igneous Petrology" by Hall A|
|5."Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic" by Winter|
|6."Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology" by Turner|
“Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive understanding of rocks, tailored for advanced students and research workers. It covers the origin and evolution of rocks that crystallize under high temperatures and pressures. Drawing upon field association, mineralogy, chemistry, and fabric data, it serves as a valuable reference guide. The book delves into the origin of igneous and metamorphic rocks, making it an essential resource for petrology students, researchers, and teachers alike.
3. Advance Igneous Petrology
|1."Igneous Petrology Iind Edt" by A R Mcbirney|
|2."Petrology of Igneous and Metamor" by Hyndman|
|3."Principles of Igneous Petrology" by S Maaloe|
“Principles of Igneous Petrology” Book Review: This book is an essential resource for geology students and professionals interested in the study of igneous rocks. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the classification and identification of igneous rocks, the processes of magma formation and crystallization, and the interpretation of major and trace element geochemistry. It also explores the tectonic settings and geological significance of different types of igneous rocks. With clear explanations and numerous illustrations, this comprehensive book provides a solid foundation in the principles of igneous petrology for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of this field.
4. Igneous Petrogenesis and Igneous Petrology
|1."Igneous Petrogenesis A Global Tectonic Approach" by B M Wilson|
“Igneous Petrogenesis A Global Tectonic Approach” Book Review: This book provides an introduction to igneous rocks and petrogenic models for magmatism, as well as descriptions of global tectonic processes, geophysics, and geochemistry. It covers magma generation, trace elements, and isotope characteristics, including magma source regions and ascent through Earth’s lithosphere. The book is a valuable resource for students, researchers, and professionals involved in igneous petrology, and it discusses topics such as mineralogy, phase diagrams, regional geology, and global tectonics. Additionally, it presents crustal and mantle structures that show magma reservoirs, and includes illustrations and a bibliography with 1000 references.
|2."Microtextures of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks (Petrology and Structural Geology)" by J P Bard and Michel Mareschal|
“Microtextures of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks (Petrology and Structural Geology)” Book Review: This book is a valuable resource for geology students, as it explains thin section mineral content and covers rock habits and textures, as well as other texture features and microtextures. It discusses theories of petrogenesis, helping to bridge the gap between rocks and petrogenetics, and includes topics such as crystal growth, deformation, and nanotectonics.
|3."Plio-Quaternary Volcanism in Italy: Petrology, Geochemistry, Geodynamics" by Angelo Peccerillo|
“Plio-Quaternary Volcanism in Italy: Petrology, Geochemistry, Geodynamics” Book Review: This book discusses the petrological, geochemical, and volcanological characteristics of Plio-Quaternary volcanism, including petrogenetic hypotheses and geodynamic settings. It covers magmatic activities, anatectic granites, calc-alkaline and shoshonitic volcanoes, and is beneficial for geochemists, petrologists, and other earth scientists.
|4."Petrology of Lamproites" by Roger H Mitchell and S C Bergman|
“Petrology of Lamproites” Book Review: This book focuses on the petrology of lamproites, which are potassium-rich rocks, highlighting their mineralogy and geochemistry, as well as isotopic signatures, mid-ocean ridge basalts, kimberlites, and mantle melts. It describes how these studies help in understanding mantle development through source lamproites.
|5."Kimberlites: Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrology" by Roger H Mitchell|
“Kimberlites: Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrology” Book Review: This book is primarily concerned with the petrology of kimberlites, covering their petrological and ecological importance, as well as their relative obscurity and varieties of igneous rocks. It includes diatremes and diamondiferous varieties, as well as the characteristics of kimberlites. Designed for petrologists and kimberlites, the book also mentions hypotheses and conjectures.
|6."Magmatism in Extensional Structural Settings: The Phanerozoic African Plate" by A B Kampunzu and R T Lubala|
“Magmatism in Extensional Structural Settings: The Phanerozoic African Plate” Book Review: This is a comprehensive textbook on magmatism in the African continent. The book covers the geologic history of the Phanerozoic African Plate, with a focus on the processes of extensional tectonics and magmatism. It discusses the geochemical and isotopic characteristics of African magmatism, and provides detailed case studies of specific magmatic provinces in the continent. The book also examines the economic significance of African magmatism, including the formation of mineral deposits. It is an essential resource for geologists, students and researchers interested in African geology.
|7."Origins of Igneous Rocks" by Pc Hess|
“Origins of Igneous Rocks” Book Review: This book explains the origin and residence of igneous rocks, as well as the plate tectonic processes involved. It describes the source rock of magma and the meeting process with its collection of masses, highlighting the extraction of magma and its placement in the Earth’s crust. The book covers topics such as crystallization, magma cooling, and conversion to igneous rocks, as well as tectonophysics, planetary geology, and geochemistry. Additionally, it details isotopic principles and models of petrogenesis, making it a valuable resource for students and researchers in petrology, as well as geologists.
|8."Igneous Petrology (Developments in Petrology Book 7)" by C J Hughes|
“Igneous Petrology (Developments in Petrology Book 7)” Book Review: This is a book that delves into the field of igneous petrology. As part of the “Developments in Petrology” series, this book provides in-depth knowledge and analysis of igneous rocks and their formation processes. The book covers various topics including magma generation, classification and nomenclature of igneous rocks, crystal growth and nucleation, as well as the interpretation of textures and structures. It also explores the geochemical and isotopic characteristics of igneous rocks, magma evolution, and the petrology of specific igneous provinces. With its thorough coverage and scientific approach, this book serves as an essential resource for students, researchers, and professionals in the field of petrology.
|9."Trace Elements in Igneous Petrology: A Volume in Memory of Paul W. Gast (Developments in Petrology Book 5)" by Els and C J Allègre|
“Trace Elements in Igneous Petrology: A Volume in Memory of Paul W. Gast (Developments in Petrology Book 5)” Book Review: This book serves as a comprehensive guide for those interested in petrology, covering topics such as crystallization, isotopes, and ocean ridge basalt chemistry. The first section delves into magmatic models, petrogenesis of igneous rocks with granite composition, and isotopic equilibrium of the mantle. It also explores the constraints of time and scale on disequilibrium crystallization. Geodynamics, tectonic setting, parameter determination, and inverse problems are mentioned, along with discussions on the isotopic composition of lead and the evolution of oceanic basalt. This book provides valuable information on strontium isotopes, trace elements, basalt chemistry, melting, and seawater alteration, as well as uranium, thorium, isotope studies, and lead concentration. The book also focuses on anorthosite genesis, trace elements, plutonic and archaean rocks, and noble gas abundance patterns.
5. Sedimentary Petrology
|1."Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks" by Boggs and Sam|
“Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks” Book Review: This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of major sedimentary rocks, as observed through petrographic microscopy, geochemical analysis, and field observations. It covers the mineralogy, chemistry, textures, and sedimentary structures that define these rocks, with detailed sections on siliciclastic and carbonate rocks, as well as discussions of evaporites, cherts, iron-rich sedimentary rocks, phosphorites, and carbonaceous sedimentary rocks such as oil shales. The book offers a thorough treatment of sedimentary petrography and petrology, making it an ideal resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in sedimentary petrology, as well as a valuable reference for researchers and petroleum geoscientists.
|2."Sedimentary Petrology" by Harvey Blatt|
“Sedimentary Petrology” Book Review: This book offers a thorough exploration of sedimentary petrology, taking into account the principles of plate tectonics. It provides a comprehensive overview of various sedimentary rock types, including conglomerates, sandstones, mudrocks, limestones, dolomites, carbonate rocks, evaporites, cherts, iron-rich rocks, phosphorites, and coal. Designed for students enrolled in courses related to sedimentology, petrology, sedimentary geology, stratigraphy, and sedimentation, this text covers both major and minor sedimentary rock classifications. With its extensive coverage and emphasis on plate tectonics, this book serves as an invaluable resource for gaining a deep understanding of sedimentary petrology.
|3."Sedimentary Petrology" by Loren A Raymond|
“Sedimentary Petrology” Book Review: This book provides detailed coverage of the textures, structures, mineralogy, chemistry, and classification of each class of rocks, including igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. It also discusses representative rock occurrences and the petrogenesis of rocks, as well as the nature, composition, origin, and history of rocks. It is a suitable textbook for undergraduate geology courses.
|4."Textbook of Petrology: Petrology of the Sedimentary Rocks v. 2" by F H Hatch|
“Textbook of Petrology: Petrology of the Sedimentary Rocks v. 2” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive resource that delves into the study of sedimentary rocks. The book offers an in-depth exploration of various topics related to sedimentary petrology, including sedimentary processes, depositional environments, diagenesis, and provenance analysis. The chapters cover a wide range of sedimentary rock types, such as conglomerates, sandstones, mudrocks, carbonates, and evaporites. With its detailed explanations, diagrams, and examples, this textbook serves as a valuable reference for students and researchers in the field of petrology. It provides a solid foundation for understanding the composition, formation, and geological significance of sedimentary rocks.
|5."Sedimentary Petrology" by D N Verma|
|6."Petrology of the Sedimentary Rocks" by J T Greensmith|
“Petrology of the Sedimentary Rocks” Book Review: This textbook serves as an introductory text on sedimentary petrology, covering the main classifications and illustrating textural and structural features of sedimentary rocks. It includes chapters on soils, phosphatic and volcaniclastic sediments, and each chapter contains a list of references. A wide range of sediments and sedimentary rocks are introduced and explored, making it an ideal textbook for undergraduate students of sedimentology and sedimentary petrology.
|7."Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks" by Robert L Folk|
“Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the fundamental classification of sedimentary rocks and the components that comprise them. It discusses terrigenous components, allochemical constituents, and orthochemical constituents, and lists the five basic classes of sedimentary rocks based on their three fundamental end members.
|8."Sedimentary Rocks in the Field: A Colour Guide" by Dorrik Stow|
“Sedimentary Rocks in the Field: A Colour Guide” Book Review: This book is a practical guide that discusses field techniques, identification of rock types, recognition of sediment characteristics, and preliminary interpretation. It includes color photos and diagrams for better understanding and is designed for practical use in the field. It is an ideal handbook for students and professional geologists alike.
6. Advance Sedimentary and Metamorphic Petrology and Heat Flow
|1."Petrology" by Gautam Sen|
“Petrology” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive guide to petrology, suitable for undergraduate and graduate students of geology. It covers the principles of petrology and their applications in understanding the origin, composition, and field relationships of rocks. The text introduces major aspects and fundamental principles of petrology, with chapters on igneous rocks, phase relations, magma formation and segregation, basalt magma generation, subduction zone magmas, alkaline rocks, sediments, sedimentary rocks, metamorphism, and metamorphic rocks. Appendices on isotope geochemistry and simplified CIPW norm calculation are also included. The book emphasizes the practical application of petrology in the study of rocks, making it an excellent resource for students and researchers in petrology and geology.
|2."Petrology: The Study of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks" by Loren A Raymond|
“Petrology: The Study of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive overview of petrology, covering both the basic information and recent developments in the field. It discusses the textures, structures, mineralogy, and chemistry of each class of rocks, including igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. The book is designed as an introductory text for undergraduate students of geology, and it will be a valuable resource for them to gain a fundamental understanding of petrology.
|3."Petrology: Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic" by F H Hatch|
|4."The Petrology of the Sedimentary Rocks, a Description of the Sediments and Their Metamorphic Derivatives" by Thomas|
|5."Mineralogie: Eine Einf Hrung in Die Spezielle Mineralogie, Petrologie Und Lagerst Ttenkunde (Springer-Lehrbuch)" by Siegfried Matthes|
|6."Advanced Combustion Science" by Tsuneo Someya|
“Advanced Combustion Science” Book Review: is a comprehensive and insightful book that explores the field of combustion science. With a focus on advanced concepts, the book covers a wide range of topics including combustion chemistry, turbulent combustion, ignition and extinction phenomena, flame dynamics, pollutant formation and control, and combustion diagnostics. Each chapter provides a detailed analysis of the underlying principles, supported by numerous examples and experimental data. This book serves as an invaluable resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals in the field of combustion science, offering a deep understanding of the fundamental aspects and advanced techniques in this important area of study.
7. Metamorphic Petrology and Thermodynamics
|1."Petrology (Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic)" by Blatt H and Tracy R J|
“Petrology (Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic)” Book Review: This book presents the petrogenesis of metamorphic rocks, accompanied by numerous diagrams and images to illustrate the relations among minerals and mineral groups. It covers the pressure and temperature conditions necessary for the formation of these rocks, as well as the metamorphic mineral assemblages. The most common metamorphic rock types are highlighted, with discussions on their nomenclature, structure, and graphical representation.
|2."Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks" by Bucher K and Martin F|
“Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks” Book Review: The equipment and principles of thin sectioning are thoroughly covered in this book, along with the petrographic scope of minerals. Solid solution minerals and the Ca-Na sequence of feldspars are specifically highlighted. Additionally, this book includes detailed discussions of individual minerals and their unique properties, as well as the necessary microscope equipment.
|3."Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology" by Philpotts A R|
“Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology” Book Review: This book starts with introductory concepts, such as primary structure, structural elements and their attitudes, and stenographically and equal-area projections. It also delves into the behavior of rocks under stress, including information on stress, deformation, finite homogeneous deformation, progressive deformation, and the measurement of strain. Discussions on the rotation of structural elements, the geometry of folds, and the mechanism of folding are also included. This book is aimed at graduate and postgraduate students, as well as scientific researchers in geology, and includes a reference list for further research.
|4."Equilibrium Thermodynamics in Petrology: An Introduction" by Powell R|
|5."The Encyclopedia of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology" by Donald Bowes|
“The Encyclopedia of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology” Book Review: This book serves as a comprehensive guide to Igneous and mineral rocks, covering the nature and formation of igneous rocks, molten magma, metamorphic rocks, alkaline rocks, and zeolite facies. It provides information on the mineralogical, chemical, and textural characteristics of rock types, making it a valuable resource for geology students.
|6."Structural Geology: The Mechanics of Deforming Metamorphic Rocks" by Bruce E Hobbs and Alison Ord|
“Structural Geology: The Mechanics of Deforming Metamorphic Rocks” Book Review: The book covers the essential principles of structural geology, exploring the intricate nonlinear processes involved in rock deformation and metamorphism within the Earth’s crust. Geoscientists and graduate-level students will find this book to be a valuable resource. It covers the factors that govern or impact geological structures and metamorphic textures. Additionally, it addresses applications in hydrocarbon exploration, ore mineral exploration, and architectural engineering. The inclusion of figures, illustrations, and practical examples ensures a clear and comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. With its comprehensive coverage and practical approach, this book is a valuable companion for anyone studying or working in the field of structural geology.
|7."Metamorphic Rocks (Rocks and Minerals)" by Melissa Stewart|
“Metamorphic Rocks (Rocks and Minerals)” Book Review: This book introduces the concepts of nonlinear solid mechanics and non-equilibrium thermodynamics in metamorphic geology, providing a fresh perspective on rock structure and its role in geological evolution. It covers the unifying aspects of deformation and metamorphism, including the development of mineralogical fabrics and structures in the field. The book discusses various mechanical, thermal, hydrological, and chemical processes that lead to nonlinear behavior, in accordance with the second law of thermodynamics, resulting in diverse, complex, and even fractal structures in deformed metamorphic rocks.
|8."Petrography of Igneous and Metamorphic Rock" by Philpotts A R|
|9."Petrology: Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic" by Ehlers E G and Blatt H|
“Petrology: Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic” Book Review: This thoroughly updated and revised edition of the book provides a comprehensive overview of petrology, focusing on the major topics and concepts related to igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. It serves as a valuable resource for understanding the various aspects and recent advancements in the field of petrology. The chapters cover essential principles and offer a wealth of knowledge for undergraduate students and professors. Additionally, the book includes an appendix featuring pertinent articles on determining the pressure, temperature, and age of rocks. With its comprehensive coverage and updated information, this book is an indispensable companion for those studying or teaching petrology.
8. Mineralogy and Petrology
|1."Atlas of Deformational and Metamorphic Rock Fabrics" by Maurice Bayly and G J Borradaile|
“Atlas of Deformational and Metamorphic Rock Fabrics” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive collection of photomicrographs and descriptions of rock fabrics that have been affected by deformation and metamorphism. The book is divided into chapters based on rock type and includes detailed explanations of the different types of deformational and metamorphic fabrics. The authors provide a thorough overview of the various processes that contribute to the development of these fabrics, including tectonic deformation, regional metamorphism, and shear deformation. This book is an essential reference for geologists, petrologists, and structural geologists studying rock deformation and metamorphism.
|2."Metamorphic Processes: Reactions and Microstructure Development" by R H Vernon|
“Metamorphic Processes: Reactions and Microstructure Development 1976th Edition” Book Review: The primary objective of this book is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the metamorphic reactions and microstructure development in metamorphic rocks to senior undergraduate and postgraduate students. The book explains these concepts in an accessible and straightforward language. The book concludes with an effort to connect the chemical and physical mechanisms involved in metamorphism.
|3."Earth Materials: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology" by Cornelis Klein and Anthony Philpotts|
“Earth Materials: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology” Book Review: The latest edition of this book covers all the major aspects of earth, materials, and environmental sciences with comprehensive topics. It explains the key concepts in mineralogy and petrology, including thermodynamics, kinetics, radioactive decay, absolute dating, and hydraulic fracturing. This book also discusses potential environmental consequences with the help of figures and colored photographs, making it suitable for students seeking knowledge in rocks and minerals.
|4."Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology" by S K Haldar|
“Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology” Book Review: The book provides methodologies and techniques for exploring, retaining, and implementing the core concepts of mineral and hydrocarbon for completion of processes like exploration, mining, and extraction. It features well-structured and self-contained chapters on the formation and grouping of minerals and soils, as well as the definition, origin, structure, and classification of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. The book contains figures, illustrations, and colored photographs, making it beneficial for students, industrial professionals, and academic researchers of geology.
|5."Introduction to Optical Mineralogy" by William D Nesse|
“Introduction to Optical Mineralogy” Book Review: This updated and revised book covers the optical properties of minerals, including a clear description of common rock-forming minerals. The book’s chapters on optical theory cover topics such as the properties of light, petrographic microscope, and the behavior of light in isotropic materials and uniaxial and biaxial anisotropic materials. The book also elaborates on the process of determining all optical properties step-by-step, highlighting the recent developments in the field of optical mineralogy. With accessible content, common rock-forming minerals, photomicrographs, and illustrations, the book is suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of optical mineralogy.
|6."Minerals and Rocks: Exercises in Crystal and Mineral Chemistry, Crystallography, X-ray Powder Diffraction, Mineral and Rock Identification, and Ore Mineralogy" by Cornelis Klein|
|7."Essentials of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology" by Dr B. Ronald Frost and Dr Carol D Frost|
“Essentials of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology” Book Review: This book aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the environmental and fundamental processes involved in the formation of igneous and metamorphic rocks. It covers all major topics related to rock types and classifications. In addition, the book also highlights the applications of petrology in various aspects of geology such as economic geology, geologic hazards, and geophysics. To facilitate better comprehension, self-assessment, and practice, the book includes several exercises. The content is also supported by numerous illustrations and photographs. This book will be a valuable resource for students studying geosciences.
|8."Mineralogy" by Dexter Perkins|
“Mineralogy” Book Review: This comprehensive book provides an up-to-date introduction to the field of mineralogy. It covers a wide range of topics including elements and minerals, crystallization, mineral classification, properties, hand specimen examination, optical mineralogy, igneous rocks, silicate minerals, sedimentary minerals, and sedimentary rocks. The later chapters focus on metamorphic minerals, metamorphic rocks, ore deposits, economic minerals, crystal morphology, crystallography, unit cells, x-ray diffraction, atomic structure, and minerals. With its self-contained and reader-friendly approach, this text offers numerous real-world applications. It is an ideal resource for undergraduate courses in mineralogy and petrology.