A decade ago I evaluated the first edition of this useful book, and I urge the interested reader to consult that review (Can. Mineral.30, 1182) because it applies broadly to the second edition as well.

Igneous Rocks: A Classification and Glossary of Terms is a bit wider, higher, and thicker than its predecessor, which bore the title A Classification of Igneous Rocks and Glossary of Terms. It is noteworthy that the second edition’s moniker is in keeping with a swelling trend toward the inclusion of a colon in book titles, something that personally I deplore. I refer...

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