- Hardcover: 314 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (November 11, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1107027543
- ISBN-13: 978-1107027541
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,678,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Essentials of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 1st Edition
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"An authoritative and contemporary petrology textbook ideal for today's undergraduate student ... that distills the essence of igneous and metamorphic petrology."
Joshua Schwartz, California State University
"... a streamlined view of igneous and metamorphic petrology that is most appropriate for a one-semester undergraduate-level course."
Jeffrey M. Byrnes, Oklahoma State University
"... a soon to be very popular igneous and metamorphic petrology textbook, as it is truly written for the undergraduate geology major with just an introductory geology class and mineralogy as their background coursework ... I look forward to adopting this book!"
Lawford Anderson, Boston University
"An introductory textbook that presents the basic principles of the subject matter in a simple and concise manner. Frost and Frost do a good job of linking igneous and metamorphic petrology to basic chemistry and major tectonic processes."
Aley K. El-Shazly, Marshall University
"... succeeds in its stated objective: to convey the essential petrologic information that is needed by all geoscientists ... will provide students with a solid, clearly written, well-illustrated foundation for understanding igneous and metamorphic rocks. I look forward to using this text in my own undergraduate petrology class."
Calvin G. Barnes, Texas Tech University
"The volume is very well illustrated with abundant clear appropriate maps, figures, and photos; additional color photos are available online. This book should be very successful in meeting the authors' stated objective of providing a concise text for a one-semester undergraduate course; it will also be a valuable resource for geologic professionals."
M. E. McCallum, Choice
"... I can highly recommend this book as a well-organized presentation of the essentials of igneous and metamorphic petrology and their application in an up-to-date mix of modern geochemistry and plate tectonics."
Concise introductory textbook on the petrology of igneous and metamorphic rocks for one-semester courses. Topics are organized around the types of rocks to expect in tectonic environments, rather than around rock classifications. Application boxes engage students by showing how petrology connects to wider aspects of geology. Includes end-of-chapter exercises.
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Regrettably, the gremlins have been working overtime in the production of this book. There are literally dozens and dozens of typographical and editorial errors, particularly with regard to diagrams and maps (the glitches extend to hundreds if one includes problems with bibliographic citations and the index). Fortunately, most of the mistakes are obvious and will not affect comprehension; the teacher can guide students around the more serious and insidious ones. Such lapses are unexpected in a book from Cambridge University Press. The publisher ought to follow the admirable example of, e.g., Winter in posting corrigenda on a website immediately, and in addition should produce a corrected and more carefully edited printing at the earliest opportunity.
Students and professors will no doubt appreciate the reasonable price.