This book reviews current ideas explaining the formation of granite in terms of melting, segregation, ascent and emplacement. It introduces an alternative hypothesis that granites are endogenic in that they essentially form and remain at melting sites in the middle-upper crust under conditions of abnormally high heat flow. The book highlights results of Chinese research over the last 30 years in English for the first time.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 602 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 17 mm
Edition: 2007 ed.
From the reviews:
"Granite Genesis: In-Situ Melting and Crustal Evolution is a timely, well-structured, and enjoyable read. The authors provide a useful introduction to granite terminology and the `granite debate' ... The book benefits in continuity and style from having only two authors and is easy to read. ... this book provides a valuable synthesis and is a great reference for all graduate students and professionals interested in granitic rocks, from their petrogenesis to emplacement mechanisms." (Victoria Pease, Geological Magazine, Vol. 146 (3), 2009)
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review