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Low-Grade Metamorphism

Low-Grade Metamorphism

M. Frey (Editor), Douglas Robinson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-31334-5

Sep 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

328 pages

Description

Low-Grade Metamorphism explores processes and transformations in rocks during the early stages of metamorphic recrystallization. There has been little analysis and documentation of this widespread phenomenon, especially of the substantial and exciting advances that have taken place in the subject over the last decade. This book rectifies that shortfall, building on the foundations of Low-Temperature Metamorphism by Martin Frey (1987). The editors have invited contributions from an internationally acknowledged team of experts, who have aimed the book at advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers in the field.

  • Contributions from internationally acknowledged experts.
  • Documents the substantial and exciting advances that have taken place in the subject over the last decade.
Preface.

Introduction.

Low-Temperature Metamorphism: an Overview.

Very Low-Grade Metapelites.

Mineralogy, Microfabrics and Measuring Reaction Progress.

Patterns of Very Low-Grade Metamorphism in Metapelitic Rocks.

Petrological Methods for the Study of Very Low-Grade Metabasites.

Patterns of Regional Low-Grade Metamorphism in Metabasites.

Very Low-Grade Hydrothermal Metamorphism of Basic Igneous Rocks.

Isotopic Dating of Very Low-Grade Metasedimentary and Metavolcanic Rocks: Techniques and Methods.

Application of Stable Isotope Geochemistry to Low-Grade Metamorphic Rocks

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  • Contributions from internationally acknowledged experts.
  • Documents the substantial and exciting advances that have taken place in the subject over the last decade.