This is the seventh edition of “Winkler”, a book that revolutionized the teaching and general understanding of metamorphic petrology. Prior to the first edition, authored by Prof. H.G.F. Winkler, and published in 1965, the subject was treated qualitatively by Alfred Harker in his lucidly written and beautifully illustrated text, Metamorphism, published in 1932, and thermodynamically by Hans Ramberg in the 1950s in an opaque text that few ever were able to understand.

Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks opens with prefaces to the sixth and seventh editions, and the usual acknowledgments. The preface to the seventh edition is heavy with sadness,...

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