Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks

  • Kurt Bucher
  • Rodney Grapes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction and General Aspects of Metamorphism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kurt Bucher, Rodney Grapes
      Pages 3-19
    3. Kurt Bucher, Rodney Grapes
      Pages 21-56
    4. Kurt Bucher, Rodney Grapes
      Pages 57-118
    5. Kurt Bucher, Rodney Grapes
      Pages 119-187
  3. Metamorphism of Specific Rock Types

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Kurt Bucher, Rodney Grapes
      Pages 191-224
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      Pages 225-255
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      Pages 257-313
    5. Kurt Bucher, Rodney Grapes
      Pages 315-338
    6. Kurt Bucher, Rodney Grapes
      Pages 339-393
    7. Kurt Bucher, Rodney Grapes
      Pages 395-414
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 415-428

About this book


Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks presents a large number of diagrams showing the stability relations among minerals and groups of minerals found in metamorphic rocks. The diagrams help to determine the pressure and temperature conditions under which a given set of metamorphic rocks may have formed. Other parameters that control metamorphic mineral assemblages are also discussed and pitfalls resulting from simplifications and generalizations are highlighted. The book discusses the most common metamorphic rock types, their nomenclature, structure and graphical representation of their mineral assemblages. Part I defines basic principles of metamorphism, introduces metamorphic processes, geologic thermometry and barometry and defines metamorphic grade. Part II presents in a systematic way mineralogical changes and assemblages found in the most common types of metamorphic rocks. The computation of diagrams is based on recent advances in quantitative petrology and geochemistry. An extensive bibliography, including the key contributions and classic papers in the field, make it an invaluable source book for graduate students and professional geologists.


Geochemie Geochemistry Geophysics Geophysik Mineral Assemblages Mineralvergesellschaftungen Petrologie metamorpher Gesteine Phase Diagrams Phasendiagramme Structural Geology Tectonics

Authors and affiliations

  • Kurt Bucher
    • 1
  • Rodney Grapes
    • 2
  1. 1.Fak. Geowissenschaften, Inst. Mineralogie, Petrologie undUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Dept. GeosciencesSun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) UniversityGuangzhou (Canton)China, People's Republic

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