Mind Over Magma: The Story of Igneous Petrology

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Mind over Magma chronicles the scientific effort to unravel the mysteries of rocks that solidified on or beneath Earth's surface from the intensely hot, molten material called magma. The first-ever comprehensive history of the study of such igneous rocks, it traces the development of igneous petrology from ancient descriptions of volcanic eruptions to recent work incorporating insights from physical chemistry, isotope studies, and fluid dynamics. Intellectual developments in the field--from the application of scientific ...

Mind Over Magma: The Story of Igneous Petrology 2003, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691102795

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