This book is part of the Geological Field Guide Series, beloved of students and amateur geologists. The newly published second edition represents a thorough revamp and update of the original 1985 version, and the authors acknowledge their debt to this original in the preface. The first edition was in black and white, whereas this new edition is packed with excellent and informative color photographs and diagrams.

The second edition is well laid out, with an introduction and overview of magmatic rocks followed by two chapters on field skills and the identification and description of igneous rocks in the field. Following...

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