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ESS222: Petrology

Welcome

This guide aims to help students navigate the information tools and resources needed to complete course requirements for ESS222 Petrology, the study of the origin and classification of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and their associated ore deposits.

Databases and Journals
Required and Supplementary Texts
Quick Reference Resources
Books
Exams

This guide was created by Brenna Farquharson



Databases and Journals

Journal of Petrology

Available online or at the Earth Sciences Library (check the catalogue to see which volumes are available).

Presents papers on the physics and chemistry of rocks, experimental petrology and mineralogy, rock-forming minerals and their paragenesis, microstructure of rocks, and isotope geochemistry and geochronology as applied to problems of petrogenesis.

Mineralogy and Petrology

Available online or at the Earth Sciences Library (check the catalogue to see which volumes are available).

Covers a diverse range of topics in the fields of field of mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry.

Petrology

Available online.

Includes peer reviewed publications on a range of multidisciplinary aspects of theoretical, experimental, and applied petrology.

GEOBASE® 

Available online.

A multidisciplinary database containing research in various fields of earth sciences including geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management and nature conservation.

 

Required and Supplementary Texts

Required Text:

Petrology : igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic
Petrology : igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic, 3rd Edition by Harvey Blatt, Robert J. Tracy, Brent E. Owens.
Available on Course Reserves at the Earth Science Library: CQE431.2 .B57 2006
 
 
 
 
Supplementary Texts:
 
Available at the Earth Science Library: QE397 .N47 2004
 
 
 
 
 
Rock-forming minerals /
Rock-Forming Minerals by W. A. Deer, R. A. Howie, J. Zussman
Available at the Earth Science Library: QE397 .D38 2001 (V.1A, V.1B, V.2A, V.2B)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Optical MineralogyOptical Mineralogy by Paul F. Kerr
Available at the Earth Science Library: QE367 .K4 1959
 
 
 
 
 
Available at the Earth Science Library: QE434 .M33 1994
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atlas of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section Atlas of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section by W. S. MacKenzie and C. Guilford.
Available at the Earth Science Library: QE363.8 .M32
 
 
 
 
 
Atlas of metamorphic rocks and their texturesAtlas of Metamorphic Rocks and their Textures by B.W.D. Yardley, W.S. MacKenzie, and C. Guilford.
Available at the Earth Science Library: QE475 .A2 Y35 1990
 
 
 
 
 

Quick Reference Resources

Encyclopedias:

The Encyclopedia of Igneous and Metamorphic PetrologyThe Encyclopedia of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology. Edited by D.R. Bowes

Available at the Earth Science Library in the Reference section: QE461 .E56 1989

 

 

The Encyclopedia of Rocks and MineralsThe Encyclopedia of Rocks and Minerals. Edited by Nicola Cipriani

Available at the Earth Science Library in the Reference section: QE423 .C5713 1996

 

 

 

Dictionaries:

Suggested Resources:

Dictionary of PetrologyDictionary of Petrology by S.I. Tomkieieff ; edited by E.K. Walton ... [et al.].

Available at the Earth Science Library in the Reference section: QE423 .T65 1983

 

 

Larousse Field Guide to the Rocks & Minerals of the WorldLarousse Field Guide to the Rocks & Minerals of the World by David Cook and Wendy Kirk

Available at the Earth Science Library in the Reference section: QE425.4 .C65 1998

 

 

 

Handbook of Rocks, Minerals and GemstonesHandbook of Rocks, Minerals & Gemstones by Walter Schumann

Available at the Earth Science Library in the Reference or Stacks sections: QE433.8 .S3813 1993

 

 

 

Books

Igneous Rocks:

Available Online or at the Earth Science Library: QE461 .I446 2002

Available at the Earth Science Library: QE461 .M46 2007X

Available at the Earth Science Library: QE461 .B535 2001

Volcanism:

Available at the Earth Science Library: QE522 .S295 2004X

Carbonate Rocks:

Available at the Earth Science Library: QE471 .C44

Metamorphism:

Available at the Earth Science Library: QE461 .M497 2007

 

Exams

Studying for an upcoming exam?

  1. Use the library's Old Exam Repository to search or browse for exams related to specific courses.
  2. Check out ASSU's Past Test Library to search or browse for exams related to specific courses.

Study Tips:

Here are some tips to help you study for upcoming tests or exams:

  • Start studying early
  • Review lecture notes frequently
  • Rewrite or type lecture or reading notes to help with memorization and comprehension
  • Make a study guide for yourself that integrates lecture and reading notes
  • Take short breaks from studying every hour to rest your eyes and move your body
  • Find a quiet, well lit place to study
  • Ask questions! Take advantage of time in class or office hours to ask your Professor or TA for clarification

Academic Success Resources: