For the past 37 years the Mineralogical Society of America, and in conjunction with the Geochemical Society (since 2000), have sponsored and published 72 review volumes that communicate the results of significant advances in research in the Earth sciences. Several of these have either directly or indirectly addressed the fundamental importance, role, and behavior of volatile components on processes influencing magma rheology, crystallization, evolution, eruption, and related metasomatism and mineralization. Volume 30—which was published in 1994—focused on this topic broadly, and this volume has provided a lasting summary on the geochemical and physical behaviors of a wide variety of magmatic...

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