A color atlas of rocks and minerals in thin section

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ISBN: UOM:39015033091920
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 192
Author: W. S. MacKenzie
Publisher: Wiley

Download and read online A color atlas of rocks and minerals in thin section in PDF and EPUB A Color Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section is a clear and accessible introduction to the use of thin sections in the study of Petrography—the scientific description of rocks. Illustrated with a wealth of full color thin section photographs the book explains how to observe mineral and rock samples under the microscope. It covers all covers all rock types—igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic—with equal emphasis and authority, providing the student with an excellent overview of the subject. Each photograph, specially produced for the book, has been chosen to instruct the beginner and offer valuable resource material to the teacher and lecturer of geology. As well as being a useful teaching and learning tool, the atlas is a concise reference and review of rock and mineral identification.


Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section

Filename: rocks-and-minerals-in-thin-section.pdf
ISBN: 1138091847
Release Date: 2017-08-16
Number of pages:
Author: Kate Brodie
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section in PDF and EPUB The Second Edition of this concise, clear, and handy-sized volume, highly respected and successful authors explain to the reader, with the help of 180 superb color photomicrographs, how to observe, describe and identify thin section samples of rocks and minerals using the polarising microscope. The book is aimed at the introductory undergraduate level and highlights important diagnostic features of minerals and deals with all rock types-- igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic--with equal emphasis and authority, giving students the knowledge and confidence to begin to identify specimens for themselves. Each photograph has been specially prepared for the book and has been reproduced in a generous size to the highest quality. In addition to its value to students and instructors in geology, geography, civil engineering and materials science, the book stands on its own as a beautiful collection of photomicrographs and a permanent source of reference and fascination for all those interested in the nature and science of the world of rocks and minerals.


Atlas of the Rock Forming Minerals in Thin Section

Filename: atlas-of-the-rock-forming-minerals-in-thin-section.pdf
ISBN: 9781317873792
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Number of pages: 104
Author: W.S. Mackenzie
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Atlas of the Rock Forming Minerals in Thin Section in PDF and EPUB 'Hurray for Mackenzie and Guilford for at last we have a pictorial guide to the rock-forming minerals! . . . such feasts of colour in mineralogy books are rare . . . an admirable guide' New Scientist


A Key for Identification of Rock Forming Minerals in Thin Section

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ISBN: 9781138001145
Release Date: 2014-11-21
Number of pages: 182
Author: Andrew J. Barker
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online A Key for Identification of Rock Forming Minerals in Thin Section in PDF and EPUB Structured in the form of a dichotomous key, comparable to those widely used in botany, the mineral key provides an efficient and systematic approach to identifying rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This unique approach covers 150+ of the most commonly encountered rock-forming minerals, plus a few rarer but noteworthy ones. Illustrated in full colour, with 330+ high quality mineral photomicrographs from a worldwide collection of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, it also provides a comprehensive atlas of rock-forming minerals in thin-section. Commencing with a brief introduction to mineral systems, and the properties of minerals in plane-polarised and cross-polarised light, the mineral key also includes line drawings, tables of mineral properties and an interference colour chart, to further aid mineral identification. To minimise the chance of misidentification, and enable less experienced petrologists to use the key with confidence, the key has been arranged to prioritise those properties that are most easily recognised. Designed for simplicity and ease of use, it is primarily aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students of mineralogy and petrology, but should also provide a valuable source of reference for all practising geologists dealing with rock thinsections and their interpretation.


Atlas of sedimentary rocks under the microscope

Filename: atlas-of-sedimentary-rocks-under-the-microscope.pdf
ISBN: 047027476X
Release Date: 1984-08-06
Number of pages: 104
Author: A. E. Adams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Download and read online Atlas of sedimentary rocks under the microscope in PDF and EPUB Atlas of sedimentary rocks under the microscope A third volume to accompany the successful Atlas of Rock-forming Minerals in Thin Section and Atlas of Igneous Rocks and Their Textures, this full-colour handbook presents over 200 colour illustrations of the common constituents and textures of sedimentary rocks as seen using thin sections or acetate peels. Since carbonate rocks show the greatest variety of grain types half the book is devoted to them, but the authors also cover sandstones, ironstones, phosphatic rocks, evaporites and cherts. In addition to the plates and their captions a short introduction outlines the classifications used and the staining techniques applied to most of the limestone samples. Like its predecessors, this atlas provides an essential guide and laboratory manual for geology students and teachers. Amateur geologists will also find much to help them enjoy the study of sedimentary rocks under the microscope with the aid of relatively simple equipment. A.E. Adams is Lecturer in Geology at the University of Manchester. W.S. MacKenzie is Emeritus Professor of Petrology at the University of Manchester. C. Guilford was formerly Superintendent of the Department of Geology at the University of Manchester.


Atlas of the Rock Forming Minerals in Thin Section

Filename: atlas-of-the-rock-forming-minerals-in-thin-section.pdf
ISBN: 9781317873808
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Number of pages: 104
Author: W.S. Mackenzie
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Atlas of the Rock Forming Minerals in Thin Section in PDF and EPUB 'Hurray for Mackenzie and Guilford for at last we have a pictorial guide to the rock-forming minerals! . . . such feasts of colour in mineralogy books are rare . . . an admirable guide' New Scientist


A color atlas of carbonate sediments and rocks under the microscope

Filename: a-color-atlas-of-carbonate-sediments-and-rocks-under-the-microscope.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023081131
Release Date: 1998-05-07
Number of pages: 180
Author: A. E. Adams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Download and read online A color atlas of carbonate sediments and rocks under the microscope in PDF and EPUB More than half of the world’s petroleum is found in carbonate rocks — for example, in the Middle East, the former USSR and in North America. These rocks show a bewildering diversity of grains and textures, due in part to the wealth of different fossil organisms that have contributed to carbonate sedimentation, and in part to a wide variety of diagenetic processes that can radically modify textures and obscure the depositional fabric. Careful petrographic study with a polarising microscope is a key element of any study of carbonate sediments — as a companion to field or core logging and as a necessary precursor to geochemical analysis. This atlas, which illustrates in full color a range of features not attempted in any general textbook, is designed as a laboratory manual to keep beside the microscope, and as an aid to identifying grain types and textures in carbonates. It will appeal alike to under-graduate and graduate students and to professionals in teaching institutions, research laboratories and industry. A Color Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section — W. S. MacKenzie and A. E. Adams


Carbonate Sediments and Rocks Under the Microscope

Filename: carbonate-sediments-and-rocks-under-the-microscope.pdf
ISBN: 9781840765403
Release Date: 1998-04-01
Number of pages: 184
Author: Anthony Adams
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Carbonate Sediments and Rocks Under the Microscope in PDF and EPUB More than half of the world's petroleum is to be found in carbonate rocks, for example in the Middle East, the former USSR and in North America. These rocks show a bewildering diversity of grains and textures, due in part to the wealth of different fossil organisms which have contributed to carbonate sedimentation, and in part to a wide variety of diagenetic processes which can radically modify textures and obscure the depositional fabric. Careful petrographic study with a polarising microscope is a key element of any study of carbonate sediments, as a companion to field or core logging, and as a necessary precursor to geochemical analysis. This atlas, which illustrates in full colour a range of features not attempted in any general textbook, is designed as a laboratory manual to keep beside the microscope, as an aid to identifying grain types and textures in carbonates. It appeals alike to undergraduate and graduate students and to professionals in teaching institutions, research laboratories and industry.


Atlas of metamorphic rocks and their textures

Filename: atlas-of-metamorphic-rocks-and-their-textures.pdf
ISBN: 0470216778
Release Date: 1990
Number of pages: 120
Author: B. W. D. Yardley
Publisher: Longman

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Sedimentary Petrology

Filename: sedimentary-petrology.pdf
ISBN: 9781118698907
Release Date: 2013-05-22
Number of pages: 272
Author: Maurice E. Tucker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Sedimentary Petrology in PDF and EPUB The earlier editions of this book have been used by successive generations of students for more than 20 years, and it is the standard text on the subject in most British universities and many others throughout the world. The study of sediments and sedimentary rocks continues to be a core topic in the Earth Sciences and this book aims to provide a concise account of their composition, mineralogy, textures, structures, diagenesis and depositional environments. This latest edition is noteworthy for the inclusion of 16 plates with 54 colour photomicrographs of sedimentary rocks in thin-section. These bring sediments to life and show their beauty and colorful appearance down the microscope; they will aid the student enormously in laboratory petrographic work. The text has been revised where necessary and the reference and further reading lists brought up-to-date. New tables have been included to help undergraduates with rock and thin-section description and interpretation. New 16-page colour section will mean students do not need to buy Longman Atlas All illustrations redrawn to higher standard Complete revision of text - new material on sedimentary geochemistry, etc


Earth Materials

Filename: earth-materials.pdf
ISBN: 9781108108003
Release Date: 2016-12-15
Number of pages:
Author: Cornelis Klein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Earth Materials in PDF and EPUB This concise, accessible, market-leading textbook brings together the wide-ranging fundamentals students need to understand rocks and minerals, and shows them how they relate to the broader Earth, materials and environmental sciences. Designed specifically for one-semester courses, it is beautifully illustrated to explain the key concepts in mineralogy and petrology. This edition has been fully updated based on classroom experience, and new features include a completely new chapter providing an elementary introduction to thermodynamics, kinetics, radioactive decay and absolute dating; new mineral descriptions and many new stunning color photographs; and a new section on hydraulic fracturing and discussion of some of its most serious potential environmental consequences. The book uses stunning photos of mineral specimens and rock thin sections to help students build a core understanding. It also creates a highly effective learning experience through close integration of clear illustrations with engaging text, and helps students to easily visualize crystal structures through the CrystalViewer's 3D software, available online.


Structural Geology

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ISBN: 9781107057647
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Number of pages: 524
Author: Haakon Fossen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Structural Geology in PDF and EPUB This market-leading textbook has been updated to include a chapter on joints and veins, additional examples and stunning new photos.


Geological Field Techniques

Filename: geological-field-techniques.pdf
ISBN: 9781444348231
Release Date: 2011-07-26
Number of pages: 336
Author: Angela L. Coe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Geological Field Techniques in PDF and EPUB The understanding of Earth processes and environments over geological time is highly dependent upon both the experience that can only be gained through doing fieldwork, and the collection of reliable data and appropriate samples in the field. This textbook explains the main data gathering techniques used by geologists in the field and the reasons for these, with emphasis throughout on how to make effective field observations and record these in suitable formats. Equal weight is given to assembling field observations from igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock types. There are also substantial chapters on producing a field notebook, collecting structural information, recording fossil data and constructing geological maps. The volume is in a robust and handy size, with colour coded chapters for ease of use and quick reference in the field. Geological Field Techniques is designed for students, amateur enthusiasts and professionals who have a background in geology and wish to collect field data on rocks and geological features. Teaching aspects of this textbook include: step-by-step guides to essential practical skills such as using a compass-clinometer, making a geological map and drawing a field sketch; tricks of the trade, checklists, flow charts and short worked examples; over 200 illustrations of a wide range of field notes, maps and geological features; appendices with the commonly used rock description and classification diagrams; a supporting website hosted by Wiley Blackwell.


A Color Guide to the Petrography of Carbonate Rocks

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ISBN: 9780891813583
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Number of pages: 474
Author: Peter A. Scholle
Publisher: AAPG

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Petrography

Filename: petrography.pdf
ISBN: UVA:X001981142
Release Date: 1958
Number of pages: 406
Author: Howel Williams
Publisher:

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