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A Classification of Igneous Rocks and Glossary of Terms: Recommendations of the International Union of Geological Sciences Subcommission on the Syst [Hardcover]

R. W. Le Maitre
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May 1989 063202593X 978-0632025930
This book, which contains the recommendations of the IUGS (International Union of Geological Sciences) on the classification of igneous rocks, is essentially in two parts. The first part, "Classification and Nomenclature of Igneous Rocks", which contains a summary of all the previously published recommendations together with a few new ones recommended by the Subcommission of the Systematics of Igneous Rocks, gives for the first time all the recommendations presented as a single logical classification scheme. The second part of the book consists of a glossary which contains a brief description of 1586 igenous rock names and some terms of which 297 have been approved and defined by the subcommission. These terms are listed as an appendix. Accompanying each entry is a reference to where each term was originally used, its derivation or type locality, and details of where further information can be found in certain standard petrological texts.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Blackwell Science Inc (May 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 063202593X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0632025930
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,679,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A unique and valuable reference book. March 25, 2014
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Not many books around like this. A valuable reference book and tool for anyone studying or researching igneous rocks. Many rare and obscure names.
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