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New book klaxon: Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology

We are delighted to announce publication of the second edition of Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology, authored by Bruce Yardley and our very own Clare Warren.

 the second edition of Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology

Attached is a copy of the cover; the photo is of a garnet gneiss from Shetland.

The publisher states that:

“This second edition is fully updated to include new developments in the study of metamorphism as well as enhanced features to facilitate course teaching.

The new edition integrates a systematic account of the mineralogical changes accompanying metamorphism of the major rock types with discussion of the conditions and settings in which they formed. The use of textures to understand metamorphic history and links to rock deformation are also explored.

Specific chapters are devoted to rates and timescales of metamorphism and to the tectonic settings in which metamorphic belts develop. These provide a strong connection to other parts of the geology curriculum. Key thermodynamic and chemical concepts are introduced through examples which demonstrate their application and relevance.

Richly illustrated in colour and featuring end-of-chapter and online exercises, this textbook is a comprehensive introduction to metamorphic rocks and processes for undergraduate students of petrology, and provides a solid basis for advanced study and research.”

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