This revised edition of what was once Winkler’s Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks is very strongly based on the sixth edition (which is now nearly 10 years old). The book comprises several chapters on the nature of metamorphism and metamorphic rocks, followed by a review of the mineral assemblages developed in common rock types.

The introductory chapter (‘Definition, Conditions and Types of Metamorphism’) has been substantially revised and lives up to its title. The authors, like many others before them, do not completely succeed in coming up with a clear way of defining the boundary between diagenesis and low-grade metamorphism, an...

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