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This undergraduate textbook on the key subject of geology closely follows the core curriculum adopted by most universities throughout the world and is a must for every geology student. It covers all aspects of petrology, including not only the principles of petrology but also applications to the origin, composition, and field relationships of rocks. Although petrology is commonly taught in the junior year, this book is a useful resource for graduate students as well.This is the shield stagea€”so-called because rapidly erupting, fast flowing lavas form a giant shield volcano. The shield stage ... 8.19 (a) Hawaiian tholeiites, alkalic lavas, and the OIB fields are compared in this normative diagram. (b) Showsanbsp;...

Author:Gautam Sen
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-11-19


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