Publisher description for Basic analytical petrology / Paul C. Ragland.


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This book is intended as a supplementary text for petrology courses at all levels. It is concerned with the manner in which various types of chemicals and thermochemical data are interpreted for igneous rocks and minerals. Complex phenomena are explained in down-to-earth and easy-to-grasp
terms, and methodology is stressed. The book is practical in that it deals with problem solving, including the computer programming techniques to solve these problems, as well as interpretation of phase and variation diagrams.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Rocks -- Analysis.
Rocks, Igneous -- Analysis.