The Principles of PETROLOGY

An Introduction to the Science of Rocks

  • G. W. Tyrrell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

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  3. The Igneous Rocks

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  4. The Secondary Rocks

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  5. The Metamorphic Rocks

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 337-349

About this book


N this book the task of summarising modern petrology I from the genetic standpoint has been attempted. The scale of the work is small as compared with the magni­ tude of its subject, but it is nevertheless believed that the field has been reasonably covered. In conformity with the genetic viewpoint petrology, as contrasted with petrography, has been emphasised throughout; and purely descriptive mineralogical and petrographical detail has been omitted. Every petrologist who reads this book will recognise the author's indebtedness to Dr. A. Harker and Dr. A. Holmes, among British workers; to Prof. R. A. Daly, Dr. H. S. Washington, and Dr. N. L. Bowen, among American petrologists; and to Prof. J. H. L. Vogt, Prof. V. M. Goldschmidt, Prof. A. Lacroix, and Prof. P. Niggli. among European investigators. The emphasis laid on modern views, and the relative poverty of references to the works of the older generation of petrologists, does not imply any disrespect of the latter. It is due to recognition of the desirability of affording the petrological student a newer and wider range of reading references than is usually supplied in this class of work; for refer­ ences tend to become stereotyped as well as text and illustrations. Furthermore it is believed that all that is good and living in the older work has been incorporated, consciously or unconsciously, in the newer.


Batholith Pegmatit alkaline rock classification clays formation gravitation heat igneous rock metamorphism mineral petrography petrology

Authors and affiliations

  • G. W. Tyrrell
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  1. 1.University of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-21500-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6026-1
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