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© 1977

Chemical Petrology

with applications to The Terrestrial Planets and Meteorites

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Robert F. Mueller, Surendra K. Saxena
    Pages 1-14
  3. Robert F. Mueller, Surendra K. Saxena
    Pages 15-33
  4. Robert F. Mueller, Surendra K. Saxena
    Pages 34-48
  5. Robert F. Mueller, Surendra K. Saxena
    Pages 49-61
  6. Robert F. Mueller, Surendra K. Saxena
    Pages 62-73
  7. Robert F. Mueller, Surendra K. Saxena
    Pages 74-104
  8. Robert F. Mueller, Surendra K. Saxena
    Pages 105-126
  9. Robert F. Mueller, Surendra K. Saxena
    Pages 127-154
  10. Robert F. Mueller, Surendra K. Saxena
    Pages 155-180
  11. Robert F. Mueller, Surendra K. Saxena
    Pages 181-198
  12. Robert F. Mueller, Surendra K. Saxena
    Pages 199-250
  13. Robert F. Mueller, Surendra K. Saxena
    Pages 251-265
  14. Robert F. Mueller, Surendra K. Saxena
    Pages 266-290
  15. Robert F. Mueller, Surendra K. Saxena
    Pages 291-328
  16. Robert F. Mueller, Surendra K. Saxena
    Pages 329-358
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 359-394

About this book

Introduction

Chemical petrology is essentially the physical chemistry of rocks and associated fluids, although it also borrows heavily from such other sciences as mineralogy. In terms of fundamentals it is firmly grounded in chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. In its treatment of terrestrial environments it grades imperceptably into sedimentology, geochemistry, and geophysics and in extraterrestrial environments into cosmochemistry. It is one of the most important branches of planetology and meteoritics. The unity of approach of thermodynamics and kinetics to processes in these diverse environments is stressed in this book by numerous examples which have been chosen to illuminate different aspects of the subject. Thus we have discussed in some depth such problems as the genesis of layered basic complexes, calc-alkaline batholiths, chondri tic meteorites, and the surface-atmosphere interaction of the planet Venus because these are important and because they are particularly good illustrations of the chemical petrology approach. Considerable attention also has been devoted to volcanic processes. In our treatment of metamor­ phism in particular, an attempt has been made to correlate and integrate the vast number of recent experimental, theoretical, and field studies. However, we have not attempted a comprehensive survey of all known rock types or occurrences, nor did we review all the diverse opinions and conclusions on the origins of controversial rocks. Instead we have chosen to stress interpretations we regard as following most directly from the evidence.

Keywords

Deformation Geochemie Gestein Meteorit Planet geochemistry

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Goddard Space Flight CenterNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.Department of Geology, Brooklyn CollegeCity University of New YorkBrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Chemical Petrology
  • Book Subtitle with applications to The Terrestrial Planets and Meteorites
  • Authors R.F. Mueller
    S.K. Saxena
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-9889-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-90196-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-9891-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-9889-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 394
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geochemistry
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