Of all relatively common rocks, migmatites are possibly the most spectacular, eye-catching, and beautiful. Certainly they are the most varied. Their range of textures, colors, and patterns is astounding. The sheer beauty of migmatites is increasingly appreciated by the general public as revealed by the growing use of polished slabs of the rock in façades and entrance ways of public buildings. Although Atlas of Migmatites is an advanced scientific treatise, it is also, by means of its spectacular field photographs, a marvelous introduction to the aesthetic attraction of these remarkable rocks. Viewed from both ends of this spectrum, the enormous...

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