Although magmatic processes directly or indirectly impact all or nearly all facets of earth science, few historians of science have devoted themselves to describing the evolution of our understanding of igneous rocks. Mind over Magma provides one of the first records of many of the important people, institutions, and events that have had major impact on this discipline. As pointed out in the preface, this subject cannot, however, realistically be covered to everybody’s satisfaction within a book of about 600 pages. Those restrictions notwithstanding, a reader will leave the book with at least a flavor of the many important events...

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