Serpentinites, a major source of both ornamental facing stone in architecture and asbestos, are considered enigmatic rocks due to their apparent complexity. Yet studying serpentinites and the processes that form them is essential to understanding the formations in the Earth's tectonic plates. This book presents the geological history of serpentinites, from detailed descriptions and photographs in outcrop and under the microscope, to models describing the distribution of serpentine minerals and the formation of chrysotile-asbestos deposits. Students pursuing research topics in serpentinites or Earth scientists investigating tectonic processes in mid-ocean ridges will find this a useful reference book.
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David S. O'Hanley is at Trinity School at River Ridge.Review :
"David O'Hanley definitely has a great deal to say about serpentinites and this text will undoubtedly be the Bible on this topic for some time to come... a magnum opus."--The Leading Edge
"Well-conceived and admirably composed...Although the author states that this is a work for specialists, and it certainly complies with that claim, it is organized in such a systematic way, and written in such a simple clear style that anyone dealing with these rocks whether for the first or
the umpteenth time will regard it as a godsend." --J.D. Bell, Endeavour
"A treasure house of information. . . .Although the book will appeal mostly to mineralogists and petrologists, geophysicists and tectonophysicists should also pursue the book."--EOS
"Few geologists considering serpentinization will want to be far from a reference copy." --Geological Magazine
"This monograph is a tremendous source of information for those interested in all aspects of serpentinites and serpentinization processes...It is a timely publication as there has been no available single source which summarizes our working knowledge to date."--Tracy Rushmer, Pure Applied
"A treasure house of information. . . .Although the book will appeal mostly to mineralogists and petrologists, geophysicists and tectonophysicists should also pursue the book."--Eos
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Description du livre Oxford University Press, USA, 1996. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0195082540
Description du livre Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, 1996. Hardcover. État : Brand New. 277 pages. 10.50x7.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 0195082540