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 guide is designed for use as a laboratory guide either by means of user-friendly scholars of earth sciences project a learn of igneous rocks in skinny part less than the microscope, and via extra complicated scholars and academics as a reference paintings. The ebook 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 number of now not so universal) igneous rock kinds; each one picture is followed through a short description of the sector of view proven. approximately three hundred full-colour images are incorporated, and in lots of situations a similar view is proven either in plane-polarized gentle and less than crossed polars. a short account of the way skinny sections will be ready is integrated as an appendix. it's believed that the beginner geologist utilizing those directions can be in a position to make his personal skinny sections and, as a result of a comparatively uncomplicated microscope, benefit from the research of rocks in skinny part.
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Atlas of Igneous Rocks and Their Textures by W. S. MacKenzie