By W. S. MacKenzie
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 guide either via undemanding scholars of earth sciences venture a examine of igneous rocks in skinny part less than the microscope, and by way of extra complicated scholars and lecturers as a reference paintings. The e-book is split into components — half One is dedicated to pictures of some of the universal textures present in igneous rocks with short descriptions accompanying each one picture. half illustrates the looks of examples of a few sixty of the most common (and a number of now not so universal) igneous rock varieties; each one photo is followed via a quick description of the sector of view proven. approximately three hundred full-colour images are incorporated, and in lots of situations an identical view is proven either in plane-polarized gentle and less than crossed polars. a quick account of ways skinny sections will be ready is integrated as an appendix. it really is believed that the novice geologist utilizing those directions might be capable of make his personal skinny sections and, as a result of a comparatively uncomplicated microscope, benefit from the learn of rocks in skinny part.
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