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Description - Metamorphic Rocks: A Classification and Glossary of Terms by Douglas Fettes

Many common terms in metamorphic petrology vary in their usage and meaning between countries. The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) Subcommission on the Systematics of Metamorphic Rocks (SCMR) has aimed to resolve this, and to present systematic terminology and rock definitions that can be used worldwide. This 2007 book is the result of discussion and consultation lasting 20 years and involving hundreds of geoscientists worldwide. It presents a complete nomenclature of metamorphic rocks, with a comprehensive glossary of definitions, sources and etymology of over 1200 terms, and a list of mineral abbreviations. Twelve multi-authored sections explain how to derive the correct names for metamorphic rocks and processes, and discuss the rationale behind the more important terms. These sections deal with rocks from high- to low- and very-low-grade. This book will form a key reference and international standard for all geoscientists studying metamorphic rocks.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521868105
ISBN-10: 0521868106
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Douglas Fettes

Douglas Fettes is an Honorary Research Associate at the British Geological Survey, and Chairman of the SCMR. He compiled the UK section of the Metamorphic Map of Europe and has over forty years' involvement with structural and metamorphic studies. Jacqueline Desmons, a researcher at the French 'Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique', has dedicated most of her career to the Alps and their metamorphism, including the high P/T events, metamorphic maps and reviews.