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Author Bowen, Norman L. (Norman Levi), 1887-1956

Title The evolution of the igneous rocks / by N.L. Bowen ; with a new introduction by J.F. Schairer
Published New York : Dover Publications, 1956


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Description 332 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents Part I: -- The problem of the diversity of igneous rocks -- Liquid immiscibility in silicate magmas -- Fractional crystallization -- Crystallization in silicate systems -- The reaction principle -- The fractional crystallization of basaltic magma -- The liquid lines of descent and vriation diagrams -- The glassy rocks -- Rocks whose composition is determined by crystal sorting -- The effects of assimilation -- Part II: -- The formation of magmatic liquid very rich in potash feldspar -- The alkaline rocks -- Lamprophyres and related rocks -- The fractional resorption of complex minerals and the formation of strongly femic alkaline rocks -- Further effects of fractional resportion -- The importance of volatile constituents -- Petrogenesis and the physics of the earth -- The classification of igneous rocks
Summary Publisher description: Long out of print, this text has never been superseded as a starting point or as a serious introduction to igneous rock formation. One of the key works of a man who has been termed the Father of Modern Petrology, it is not merely a classification of rocks, but an analytical interpretation of their diversity in terms of fractional cystallization. Emphasizing the importance of sound principles of physical chemistry, it shows how knowledge of equilibrium relations in silicate systems can, together with field observations, clarify the nature and mechanism of rock origin processes. This unmatched source and reference book contains nearly a life-time of experience and many years of experimentation conducted at the Carnegie Institution and at Princeton
Notes Includes bibliographies
Previously published by Princeton University Press, c1928
Bibliography Includes bibliography
Subject Bowen, Norman Levi, 1887-1956 -- Bibliography.
Igneous rocks.
Genre/Form Bibliographies.
Author Schairer, J. F
LC no. 56014011
ISBN 0486603113