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Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (2nd Edition) [Hardcover]

John D. Winter
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February 26, 2009 0321592573 978-0321592576 2
With enough background to be rigorous, yet not exhaustive, this book offers good preparation in the techniques of modern petrology; a clear and organized review of the classification, textures, and approach to petrologic study; and applies these concepts to the real occurrences of the rocks themselves. The goal throughout is for readers to be able to apply the techniques—and enjoy the insights of the results—rather than tinker with theory and develop everything from first principles. A survey of actual occurrences of igneous and metamorphic rocks, and processes that produce them, is provided. This section is often greatly condensed in most other books, but it is the most interesting and dynamic aspect of petrology.

Some Fundamental Concepts ; Classification and Nomenclature of Igneous Rocks; Textures of Igneous Rocks; Igneous Structures and Field Relationships; An Introduction to Thermodynamics; The Phase Rule and One- and Two-Component Systems; Systems with More than Two Components; Chemical Petrology I: Major and Minor Elements; Chemical Petrology II: Trace Elements and Isotopes; Generation of Basaltic Magmas; Magma Diversity; Layered Mafic Intrusions; Mid-Ocean Ridge Volcanism; Oceanic Intraplate Volcanism; Continental Flood Basalts; Subduction-Related Igneous Activity Part I: Island Arcs; Subduction-Related Igneous Activity Part II: Continental Arcs; Granitoid Rocks; Continental Alkaline Magmatism; Anorthosites; An Introduction to Metamorphism; A Classification of Metamorphic Rocks; Structures and Textures of Metamorphic Rocks; Stable Mineral Assemblages in Metamorphic Rocks; Metamorphic Facies and Metamorphosed Mafic Rocks; Metamorphic Reactions; Thermodynamics of Metamorphic Reactions; Metamorphism of Pelitic Sediments; Metamorphism of Calcareous and Ultramafic Rocks; Metamorphic Fluids, Mass Transport and Metasomatism; Units and Constants; Abbreviations and Acronyms; The CIPW Norm.

A useful reference for anyone who wants to learn more about petrology.

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About the Author

John D. Winter did his undergraduate work in geology at the University of Illinois at Urbana, and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Washington in Seattle. Now Professor of Geology at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, his principal fields of interest are in metamorphic petrology, mineralogy and crystallography, and geochemistry. He has spent several summers in Greenland, a summer in Labrador, and another in Norway, where he studied processes that take place during the formation and subsequent development of the ancient deep continental crust. He is also working on contact metamorphism in the Wallowa Mountains of NE Oregon. Briefly, he also worked as an exploration geologist in New Guinea.
Professor Winter teaches Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Introductory Geology, Environmental Geology, and Geochemistry. Outside the classroom, his interests include travel, mountaineering, hiking, mountain biking, and telemark skiing.

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  • Hardcover: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (February 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321592573
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321592576
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #431,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars student review March 20, 2009
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My first class in petrology. This text covers some really basic stuff right at the start and gets indepth later. So far it is readable and most of all understandable. It seems that many new text today are written like the student already has a great deal of knowledge on the topic, and overwhelms the reader with unfamiliar vocabulary and theory. Of course a student is expected to know something when he gets to a course like this but review and reinforcement are a plus. This text, so far, does just that. One thing I would like to see in it are some color pictures.
I would recommend that anyone taking a class like this for the first time also purchase a good Geological Dictionary.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Superb Introductory Text August 13, 2010
I used this text for an undergraduate petrology class, and I found the text to be well-written, clear (though not always concise), and accessible. The author explains a variety of topics in great detail, providing the student with a strong foundation for understanding both the science and subject of petrology. The only drawback to this text is that the author occasionally goes into too much detail, which, at times, may make it difficult to keep track of the "big ideas". However, the "First Principles" and chapter summary at the end of each chapter more than make up for this occasional tendency. Yes, the text lacks color pictures, but so do most advanced geology texts. The quality of the pictures and line drawings in this book is exceptional. A book well worth your time and money, whether you are a student buying it for a class, a researcher in the field, or an interested enthusiast.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Full of information; a continuing reference for the Geology student involved in igneous petrology or metamorphism.
An easy read with fantastic references as further readings or for the curious student. Who needs color pictures - that's what your imagination is for if you really want to learn the information. This book provides more than enough explanation and clarity to work through without confusion -- especially when references are pursued. All that being said, try to avoid playing the publisher's print & republish game by getting it used. Well worth owning.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible seller February 17, 2014
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Do not do business with this seller. The item i purchased from this seller was late three days and furthermore, what i purchase a hard back textbook, but what i did received was a paper back. I guess he might have purchase this paper back textbook from India and sold it me, i saw a lot of similar paperback textbook for cheaper price. After i purchased the textbook from him, he requested a tracking number from USPS to make me feel that he has ship the textbook, but when i decided to track the textbook after three days it was clear that he has requested a tracking number and that the item has not been shipped. In fact i was charged for expedited shipping, but my textbook took almost three week to arrive. I could have return the textbook, but i had my first quiz expected in few days and also because that class had gone more that three weeks, i needed the book to catch up.
Overall, this seller does not deserve to be on Amazon. If you business with him, just get ready for what i just explained in this note. Stay away! Stay away! he is horrible.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For class October 1, 2010
By Joe G
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I was required to get this book for a class. That being said, it has so far proved to be a pretty decent book, and not overly difficult to read. The one thing I would caution against is that I've already discovered a few mistakes in the text. However, at the end of each chapter the author provides his own personal website with more info and power points, where the mistakes I've found have been corrected.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential text February 8, 2011
By a_fowl
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I checked universities in 3 countries, USA, Canada, and New Zealand. This is the key undergraduate textbook in all 3 places (UC Davis, UBC, and Otago). It is an essential text book for any geologist to have in their reference library. It is readable and has simple explanations of major topics. It addresses many recent ideas in the fields of igneous and metamorphic petrology.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Reference October 18, 2013
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Easy to reference (fabulous index!) petrology book. Very informative and reading it wasn't like watching paint dry like some textbooks can be. Will be keeping indefinitely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Summary of Ig. and Met. Petrology September 9, 2013
By Andrew
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Arrived in the condition as was advertised. The book was a good learning tool for one of my classes, a snag.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars good
photografy in blank and with, this is book do have photo in color. :-(
I like the text but i dislike the photos
Published 11 months ago by katthy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
covered every topic needed in detail, without being overbearing or on too high a level for an undergraduate student. Has great charts, figures, and tables to help explain the text.
Published 14 months ago by dec12chick
5.0 out of 5 stars Course text that I continue to use
I've continued to refer back to this text when I encounter new geological provinces. I think it's a fabulous text, supported by an extensive online bibliography/references and... Read more
Published 15 months ago by T.G.M.
4.0 out of 5 stars Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
This is a very dense book and shouldn't be taken lightly. Winter is highly knowledgeable in this subject and although a lot of it is quite complicated, it is a very useful source. Read more
Published 16 months ago by C. Weeks
1.0 out of 5 stars Incomprehensible
I'm not a stupid person and I am curious about these things but I'm with hobo poet on this one.

Useless! Read more
Published 18 months ago by MarcoPolo
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
Arrived in EXCELLENT condition - way better than I expected, seeing that it was previously used. There are some really good references in the book and are really helpful when... Read more
Published 19 months ago by skrees
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheaper/Equivalent to U.S. edition
This International Edition is effectively the same as the U.S. version, with the same page numbers and figures. This book is simply a cheaper, paperback edition.
Published 22 months ago by jakemaillot
4.0 out of 5 stars Ig/Met Pet
Hard to find a better book that combines the two together. Ideally, these two sub-disciplines would be taught as separate courses, but if it must be condensed, you won't find many... Read more
Published on April 27, 2012 by GeoStud
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent subject coverage
I have several advanced books on this subject, and I have to congratulate the author for thoroughly covering the subject, avoiding biases or digressions, and providing clear... Read more
Published on March 17, 2012 by D. R. Martz
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