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Mind over Magma:
The Story of Igneous Petrology
Davis A. Young

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"On more than 600 pages the author traces the history of the study of igneous rocks. In doing so, he does not trace the chronology of events but pursues the development of certain ideas or evaluates the impact of new techniques. . . . . [T]he author succeeds to show, that many controversies, the solution of which appears very evident from our current point of knowledge, were rooted in the then available understanding of igneous petrology, i.e. even the proponents of ideas that were finally shown to be false, had good arguments. . . . I can only recommend: buy now!"--Dr. Ulrich Knittel, Vulkanismus.de

ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENTS:

"This is a scholarly, exhaustive, deep, refreshing, thought-provoking, and humbling history of our science by a skilled practitioner and fluent writer. I never expected to see such a thing, nor to enjoy it so much."--S. A. Morse, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts

"This book fulfills the lack of a modern analysis of the history of igneous petrology and will be a significant contribution. The author is a well-known igneous petrologist who appreciates the extent to which many geological questions are still awaiting definitive answers."--Hatten S. Yoder, Jr., Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington

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