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Title:
Earth's materials : minerals and rocks
Author:
Sen, Gautam, 1951 November 17-
Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, 2001.
Physical Description:
xviii, 542 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:

ISBN:
9780130812957
Format :
Book

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Central Library QE363.2 .S46 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Covering various aspects of mineralogy, optical mineralogy and petrology, this book addresses the recent and dramatic shift in geological sciences. It aims to provide students with a sense of the quantitative nature of the field, and details the developments in the study of earth materials. It is designed for courses in earth materials, petrology and mineralogy.


Author Notes

Gautam Sen received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas and after a Post-doctoral fellowship with Professor Gary Ernst (then at UCLA) joined the faculty of Florida International University. He served as a Program Officer with the Ocean Sciences Division of National Science Foundation and is currently Chair of Earth Sciences at Florida International University.


Table of Contents

1 Introduction
I Minerals
2 Atoms and Crystals
3 Minerals
4 Optical Mineralogy
5 Systematic Mineralogy
6 Quantitative Analysis of Minerals
7 Chemical Mineralogy: Mineral Phase Relations
II Petrology
8 Introduction to Igneous Rocks
9 Magma
10 Igneous Rock Series: Basalt Magma Evolution
11 Origins of Basalt Magmas
12 Origins of Andesitic and Rhyolitic Magmas
13 Sediments
14 Sedimentary Rocks
15 Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks
16 Metamorphic Facies, Reactions, and P-T-t Paths
17 The Deep Earth: Mantle
Appendixes
Glossary

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