The volume here under review is an expanded version of the original edition published under the same title in 1990. Being unfamiliar with Prof. Barker’s first edition, this reviewer cannot compare the two. Introduction to Metamorphic Textures and Microstructures is “…primarily written for the advanced undergraduate … [and as] a useful source of reference for any geologist dealing with metamorphic rocks” (page v). The text is divided into three parts: Introduction to metamorphism and metamorphic rocks (38 pages); Introduction to metamorphic textures and microstructures (74 pages); Interrelationships between deformation and metamorphism (108 pages). The first part is background for the...

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