By W. S. MacKenzie

Atlas of igneous rocks and their textures A significant other quantity to the Atlas of Rock-forming Minerals in skinny part, this full-colour guide is designed for use as a laboratory handbook either through straightforward scholars of earth sciences project a examine of igneous rocks in skinny part below the microscope, and by means of extra complex scholars and academics as a reference paintings. The ebook is split into elements — half One is dedicated to pictures of the various 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 typical (and a number of no longer so universal) igneous rock kinds; every one photo is observed through a short description of the sector of view proven. approximately three hundred full-colour images are integrated, and in lots of situations an analogous view is proven either in plane-polarized gentle and lower than crossed polars. a short account of ways skinny sections should be ready is integrated as an appendix. it's believed that the beginner geologist utilizing those directions could be in a position to make his personal skinny sections and, due to a comparatively uncomplicated microscope, benefit from the examine of rocks in skinny part.

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