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A guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topics of Geochemistry and Petrology.
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Selected Books

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Mind over Magma - Davis A. Young
Call Number: QE 461 .Y66 2003
ISBN: 0691102791

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Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology - John D. Winter
Call Number: QE 461 .W736 2010
ISBN: 0321592573

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Mineralogy - Dexter Perkins
Call Number: QE 363.2 .P42 2011
ISBN: 0321663063

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Geochemistry - William M. White
Call Number: QE 515 .W46 2013
ISBN: 9780470656679

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Treatise on Geochemistry - H. D. Holland (Editor); K. K. Turekian (Editor)
Call Number: QE 515 .T64 2004
ISBN: 0080437516

What is Geochemistry?

"The study of the distribution and amounts of the chemical elements in minerals, ores, rocks, soils, water and the atmosphere."  Glossary of Geology, 4th ed.,  American Geological Institute.


    What is Petrology?

    "That branch of geology dealing with the origin, occurrence, structure, and history of rocks, esp. igneous and metamorphic rocks."  Glossary of Geology, 4th ed., American Geological Institute.


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