Topics in Igneous Petrology

  • Jyotisankar Ray
  • Gautam Sen
  • Biswajit Ghosh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Plume and Hotspots

  3. Seismic Evidences on Magma Genesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Dapeng Zhao, Sadato Ueki, Yukihisa Nishizono, Akira Yamada
      Pages 117-132
  4. Continental Flood Basalts

  5. Arc Volcanism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
  6. Extensional Volcanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
  7. Ophiolites

About this book


The second half of the past century witnessed a remarkable paradigm shift in approach to the understanding of igneous rocks. Global literature records a change from a classical petrographic approach to emphasis on mineral chemistry, trace element characteristics, tectonic setting, phase relations, and theoretical simulation of magma generation and evolution processes. This book contains contributions by international experts in different fields of igneous petrology and presents an overview of recent developments.

This book is dedicated to the late Dr Mihir K. Bose, former professor of the Department of Geology, Presidency College, Calcutta, India, who actively participated in the development of this new global view of igneous petrology.

This book will be valuable for scientists and researchers working in igneous petrology and geochemistry.


Experimental petrology Igneous petrology Isotope geochemistry Plate tectonics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jyotisankar Ray
    • 1
  • Gautam Sen
    • 2
  • Biswajit Ghosh
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. GeologyUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Dept. Earth Sciences, Florida Center for AnalyticalFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  3. 3., Department of GeologyUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9599-2
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9600-5
  • About this book
Industry Sectors
Oil, Gas & Geosciences