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Practical Approach to Petrology

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ISBN: 9789386217677
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Petrology has been written in an easy to read style with a good number of examples, figures and problems for better understanding by the beginners as well as to serve a reference for the researchers. 

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    The igneous section includes texture, mega- and microstructures and petrography of igneous rocks, in addition to norm, modal analysis and graphic plot of petrochemistry data. The chapter on norm includes seventy-five problems with answers. The metamorphic section deals with fabric and petrography of metamorphic rocks and triangular (ACF, AKF and AFM) diagrams. The sedimentary section encompasses texture, structure, ichnofossils, classification and petrography of sedimentary rocks. Chapter on grain size includes detailed laboratory procedure with worked out problems. Chapter on paleocurrent and palaeohydrological analysis elaborates methods of tilt correction, drawing of rose diagram, computation of different statistical parameters and worked out problems. Heavy mineral analysis chapter depicts the separation and identification techniques. Optical properties of thirty-six heavy minerals are given in alphabetical order for easy reference.

Additional Information
    Publisher CBS Publishers & Distributors
    Binding Paperback
    Size 6.75”×9.5”
    Year 2023
    Edition 2nd Edition (1st reprint)
    Pages 184
    Author Rabindra Nath Hota
    Subject Geology & Earth Science
    About the Author

    Rabindra Nath Hota PhD, DSC

    is currently Professor, Postgraduate Department of Geology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, where he has served for more than 30 years. He did his PhD degree on subsurface geology of Barakar formation and DSC on sedimentation of Damuda group of Talcher coalfield.

    Dr Hota has published more than 60 research papers in different reputed national and international journals like Gondwana Research, Mathematical Geosciences, Asian Journal of Earth Science and Journal of the Geological Society of India. He has also acted as the reviewer of many national and international journals. He has been actively engaged in collaborative research with Osaka City University, Japan; Aligarh Muslim University, JNPG College, Lucknow, and Nagpur University. He has successfully completed two research projects funded by the Government of Odisha and UGC. He is life member of several professional bodies. He is a coauthor of the Bureau's Higher Secondary (+2) geology books published by the Government of Odisha. He has delivered a keynote address on the geometry of Barakar coal seams in the international symposium on the "Assembly and breakup of Rodinia and Gondwana and growth of Asia" held at Osaka, Japan.

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