Tibor Gasparik has devoted his career to determining the high-pressure, high-temperature phase relations of the geologically important Sodium–Calcium–Magnesium–Aluminium–Silicon (NCMAS) oxide system. This book is his opus magnum, summarizing more than 1700 experiments in over 120 figures. Gasparik follows the well-established route of presenting results for the major binary system MgO–SiO2 before moving on to more complex ternary, quaternary and higher-order systems. There is a section briefly describing piston-cylinder and multi-anvil experimental techniques and the final chapter synthesizes the experimental results into a mineralogical Earth model. In addition, sections describing the thermodynamic basis of the mixing and phase equilibria...

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