Twenty-three years after the appearance of Petrology and Genesis of Leucite-bearing Rocks by A. Gupta and K. Yagi, a grand master of the alkaline rocks scene returns to the stage with what appears to be largely an update of the earlier book. Its aim is much broader than several contributions in the last 10–15 years that have concentrated on subsets of potassic rocks on which research has been particularly active. This book aims to include all potassic rocks. The ‘young’ in the title should not be taken too seriously: it refers to the overall age spectrum of potassic rocks, and...

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