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By W. S. MacKenzie

ISBN-10: 0470273399

ISBN-13: 9780470273395

Atlas of igneous rocks and their textures A spouse quantity to the Atlas of Rock-forming Minerals in skinny part, this full-colour instruction manual is designed for use as a laboratory handbook either by way of uncomplicated scholars of earth sciences venture a examine of igneous rocks in skinny part less than the microscope, and through extra complicated scholars and academics as a reference paintings. The booklet is split into elements — half One is dedicated to images of the various universal textures present in igneous rocks with short descriptions accompanying every one picture. half illustrates the looks of examples of a few sixty of the most common (and a couple of now not so universal) igneous rock kinds; every one photo is observed by way of a short description of the sector of view proven. approximately three hundred full-colour photos are incorporated, and in lots of circumstances a similar view is proven either in plane-polarized gentle and less than crossed polars. a quick account of the way skinny sections might be ready is incorporated as an appendix. it truly is believed that the novice geologist utilizing those directions could be in a position to make his personal skinny sections and, via a comparatively easy microscope, benefit from the learn of rocks in skinny part.

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