New book "Large Igneous Provinces" - by Richard E.Ernst

Now published!
Large Igneous Provinces
Richard E.Ernst,
Carleton University, Ottawa
Hardback ISBN: 9780521871778
Published: 25th September 2014
Original Price: £85/$130
Discounted Price: £68/$104
Offer Expires: 31st January 2015
Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs) are intraplate magmatic events, involving volumes of mainly mafic magma upwards of 100,000 km3, and often above 1 million km3. They are linked to continental break-up, global environmental catastrophes, regional uplift and a variety of ore deposit types. In this up-to-date, fascinating book, leading expert Richard Ernst explores all aspects of LIPs, beginning by introducing their definition and essential characteristics. Topics covered include continental and oceanic LIPs; their
origins, structures, and geochemistry; geological and environmental effects; association with silicic, carbonatite and kimberlite magmatism; and analogues of LIPs in the Archean, and on other planets. The book concludes with an assessment of LIPs’ influence on natural resources such as mineral deposits, petroleum and aquifers. This is a one-stop resource for researchers and graduate students in a wide range of disciplines, including tectonics, igneous petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, Earth history, and planetary geology, and for mining industry professionals.
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Table of contents
1. Introduction, definition, and general characteristics
2. Essential criteria: distinguishing LIP from non-LIP events
3. Continental flood basalts and volcanic rifted margins
4. Oceanic LIPs: oceanic plateaus and ocean basin flood basalts and their remnants through time
5. Plumbing system of LIPs
6. Archean LIPs
7. Planetary LIPs
8. Silicic (Felsic) LIPs
9. Links with carbonatites, kimberlites, and lamprophyres/lamproites
10. Geochemistry of LIPs
11. LIPs and topographic changes
12. LIPs and rifting
13. LIPs and links with contractional structures
14. LIPs and environmental catastrophes
15. Assessing the origin of LIPs
16. LIPs and implications for mineral, hydrocarbon and water resources 
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