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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date July 28, 2008
Pages 465
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521874748
ISBN-10 0521874742
Dimensions 1 by 7 by 9.75 in.
Weight 2.10 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $175.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Komatiites erupted billions of years ago as pulsating streams of white-hot lava. Their unusual chemical compositions and exceptionally high formation temperatures produced highly fluid lava that crystallized as spectacular layered flows. Investigation of the extreme conditions in which komatiites formed provides important evidence about the thermal and chemical evolution of the planet, and the nature of the Precambrian mantle. This monograph, written by three experts with long experience in the field, presents a complete account of the characteristics of komatiites including their volcanic structures, textures, mineralogy and chemical compositions. Models for their formation and eruption are evaluated (including the anhydrous vs. hydrous magmas controversy). A chapter is also devoted to the valuable nickel and copper ore deposits found in komatiites. Komatiite is a key reference for researchers and advanced students interested in petrology, Archaean geology, economic geology, and broader questions about the evolution of the Earth's crust and mantle.

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With C. Michael Lesher, Nicholas Arndt | 1 edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (July 28, 2008)
9780521874748 | details & prices | 465 pages | 7.00 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $175.00
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