By Ronald Frost, Carol Frost
All geoscience scholars have to comprehend the origins, environments and simple tactics that produce igneous and metamorphic rocks. This concise textbook, written in particular for one-semester undergraduate classes, presents scholars with the foremost info they should comprehend those procedures. themes are geared up round the kinds of rocks to count on in a given tectonic surroundings, instead of round rock classifications: this can be even more attention-grabbing and fascinating for college students, because it applies petrology to genuine geologic environments. This textbook comprises over 250 illustrations and images, and is supplemented through extra colour photomicrographs made freely to be had on-line. software packing containers during the textual content motivate scholars to contemplate how petrology connects to wider points of geology, together with financial geology, geologic dangers and geophysics. End-of-chapter routines enable scholars to use the options they've got learnt and perform examining petrologic info.