Ernst published book on Large Igneous Provinces

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dr. Richard Ernst holding his new book, published by Cambridge University Press

Dr. Richard Ernst holding his new book, published by Cambridge University Press


Congratulations to Dr. Richard Ernst on the upcoming publication of his new book, Large Igneous Provinces! It is being distributed by Cambridge University Press, a most prestigious academic publisher. This title is being published in the U.K. on September 23rd. It will then become available in North America in early November. The book is currently available for pre-order

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.