Suggested readings for PGML members

Solid-earth Geoscience (general)

Condie, K.C. (2016) Earth as an Evolving Planetary System (3rd Ed.), Elsevier.

Howell, D.G. (1995) Principles of Terrane Analysis (2nd Ed.), Chapman-Hall.

Plummer, C., Carlson, D. and Hammersley, L. (2013) Physical Geology (14th Ed.), McGraw-Hill.

Roberts, D.G. and Bally, A.W. (2012) Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis, Elsevier.

Stüwe, K. (2007) Geodynamics of the Lithosphere (2nd Ed.), Springer.


Petrology (mostly Igneous and Metamorophic)

Best, M.G. (2003) Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (2nd Ed.), Blackwell.

Blatt, H. Tracy, R.J. and Owens, B.E. (2006) Petrology: Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic (3rd Ed.), W.H. Freeman and Company.

Bucher, K. and Grapes, R. (2011) Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks (8th Ed.), Springer.

Evans, B.W. (2007) Landmark Papers: Metamorphic Petrology. Mineralogical Society.

Fettes, D. and Desmons, J. (2007) Metamorphic Rocks: a classification and glossary terms. Cambridge University Press.

Hall, A. (1996) Igneous Petrology (2nd Ed.), Longman.

Les Maitre, R.W. et al. (2002) Igneous Rocks: A Classification and Glossary of Terms. Cambridge University Press.

Mason, R. (1990) Petrology of the Metamorphic Rocks (2nd Ed.), Unwin Hyman.

Miyashiro, A. (1994) Metamorphic Petrology, Oxford University Press.

Philpotts, A.R. and Ague, J.J. (2022) Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (3rd Ed.). Cambridge University Press.

Raymond, L.A. (2002) Petrology: the study of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks (2nd Ed.), McGraw-Hill.

Spear, F.S. (1993) Metamorphic Phase Equilibria and Pressure-Temperature-Time Paths, Mineralogical Society of America.

Vernon, R.H. and Clarke, G.L. (2008) Principles of Metamorphic Petrology, Cambridge University Press.

Winter, J.D. (2009) An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic petrology (2nd Ed.), Prentice Hall.

Yardley, B. and Warren, C. (2021) An Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology (2nd Ed.), Cambridge University Press.



Battey, M.H. and Pring, A. (1997) Mineralogy for students (3rd Ed.), Longman.

Deer, W.A., et al., (2013) An Introduction to the Rock-forming Minerals (3rd Ed.), Mineralogical Society.

Demange, M. (2012) Mineralogy for Petrologists, CRC Press.

Dyar, M.D. and Gunter, M.E. (2020) Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy (2nd Ed.), Mineralogical Society of America.

Klein, C. and Dutrow, B. (2007) Manual of Mineral Science (23rd Ed.), Wiley.

Klein, C. and Philpotts, A. (2017) Earth Materials (2nd Ed.), Cambridge University Press.

Nesse, W.D. (2012) Introduction to Optical Mineralogy (4th Ed.), Oxford University Press.

Perkins, D. (2010) Mineralogy (3rd Ed.), Prentice Hall.

Pichler, H. and Schmitt-Riegraf, C. (1997) Rock-forming Minerals in Thin Section, Springer.

Wenk, H.-R. and Bulakh, A. (2016) Minerals: Their constitution and origin (2nd Ed.), Cambridge University Press.


Petrography, Opical Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Electron Microprobe Analysis

Bard, J.P. (1986) Microtextures of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks, D. Reidel Publishing.

Barker, A.J.  (2014) A Key for Identification of Rock-forming Minerals in Thin-Section, CRC Press.

Barker, A.J.  (1998) Introduction to Metamorphic Textures and Microstructures (2nd Ed.), Stanley Thornes.

Goldstein, J. et al. (2018) Scanning Electron Microscopy and Ray Microanalysis (4th Ed.), Springer.

Hibbard, M.J. (1995) Petrography to Petrogenesis, Prentice Hall.

Higgins, M.D. (2006) Quantitative Textural Measurements in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Cambridge University Press.

MacKenzie, W.S. (1994) A Color Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section, Wiley.

MacKenzie, W.S., Adams, A.E. and Brodie, K.H. (2017) Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section (2nd Ed.), CRC Press.

Passchier, C. W. and Trouw, R. A. J. (2005) Microtectonics (2nd Ed.), Springer.

Raith, M.M., Raase, P., and Reinhardt, J. (2012) Guide to Thin Section Microscopy (2nd Ed.).

Reed, S. J. B. (2005) Electron Microprobe Analysis and Scanning Electron Microscopy in Geology, Cambridge University Press.

Shelley, D.  (1993) Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks Under the Microscope, Chapman & Hall.

Spry, A.  (1969) Metamorphic Textures, Pergamon Press.

Ul-Hamid, A. (2018) A Beginners' Guide to Scanning Electron Microscopy, Springer.

Vernon, R. H. (2018) A Practical Guide to Rock Microstructure (2nd Ed.), Cambridge University Press.



Albarède, F. (2009) Geochemistry: An Introduction (2nd Ed.), Cambridge University Press. 

Brownlow, A.H. (1996) Geochemistry (2nd Ed.), Prentice Hall.   

Chester, A.H. and  Jickells, T. (2012) Marine Geochemistry, Wiley-Blackwell.   

Faure, G. (1998) Principles and Applications of Geochemistry (2nd Ed.), Prentice Hall.

Gill, R. (2015) Chemical Fundamentals of Geology and Environmental Geoscience (3rd Ed.), Wiley-Blackwell.

Gill, R. (1997) Modern Analytical Geochemistry, Longman.

Krauskopf, K.B. and Bird, D.K. (1995) Introduction to Geochemistry (3rd Ed.), McGraw Hill. 

Marshall, H.Y. and Fairbridge, R.W. (1999) Encyclopedia of Geochemistry, Springer. 

McSween, H.Y. (2003) Geochemistry: pathways and processes, Columbia University Press. 

Ragland, P.C. (1989) Basic Analytical Petrology, Oxford University Press.

Rollinson, H.R. and Pease, V. (2021) Using Geochemical Data: to understand geological processes (2nd Ed.), Cambridge University Press.

White, W.M. (2013) Geochemistry, Wiley-Blackwell. 



Dickin, A.P. (2018) Radiogenic Isotope Geology (3rd Ed.), Cambridge University Press. 

Faure, G., Mensing, T.M. (2005) Isotopes: principles and applications (3rd Ed.), Wiley.

Kohn, M.J. Engi, M. and Lanari, P. (2017) Petrochronology: methods and applications, Mineralogical Society of America.  

McDougall, I. and Harrison, T.M. (1999) Geochronology and Thermochronology by the 40Ar/39Ar Method (2nd Ed.), Oxford University Press. 


Field Geology/Structural Geology/Tectonics

Coe, A.L., Argles,  T.W., Rothery , D.A., and  Spicer, R.A. (2010) Geological Field Techniques, Wiley-Blackwell.

Fossen, H. (2016) Structural Geology (2nd Ed.), Cambridge University Press.

Hollocher, K. (2014) A Pictorial Guide to Metamophic Rocks in the Field, CRC Press.

Jerram, D. and Caddick, M. (2022) The Field Description of Metamorphic Rocks (2nd Ed.), Wiley-Blackwell. 

Jerram, D. and Petford, N. (2011) The Field Description of Igneous Rocks (2nd Ed.), Wiley-Blackwell.

Kruhl, J.H. (2017) Drawing Geological Structures, Wiley-Blackwell.

Lisle, R.J. Brabham, P., and  Barnes, J.W. (2010) Basic Geological Mapping (5th Ed.), Wiley.

Passchier, C.W., Myers, J.S., and Kroner, A. (1990) Field Geology of High-Grade Gneiss Terrains, Springer-Verlag.

Twiss, R.J. and  Moores, E.M. (2007) Structural Geology (2nd Ed.), W. H. Freeman.

van der Pluijm, B. and Marshak, S. (2004) Earth Structures (2nd Ed.), W.W. Norton.


Scientific Writing

Alley, M. (2018) The Craft of Scientific Writing, Springer.

Bates, R.L. (1988) Writing in Earth Science (5th Ed.), American Geological Institute.

Bates, R.L., Adkins-Heljeson, M.D., and Buchanan, R.C. (1995) Geowriting (5th Ed.), American Geological Institute.

Bates, R.L. and Jackson, J.A. (2005) Glossary of Geology (5th Ed.), American Geological Institute.

Copeland, P. (2011) Communicating Rocks, Pearson.

Davis, M. Davis, K.J., and Dunagan, M.M. (2012) Scientific Papers and Presentations (5th Ed.), Elsevier.

Donovan, S.K. (2017) Writing for Earth Scientists, Wiley-Blackwell.

Hofmannn, A.H. (2020) Scientific Writing and Communication (4th Ed.), Oxford University Press.

Irvine, T.N. and Rumble III, D. (1992) A Writing Guide for Petrological (and Other Geological) Manuscripts, Journal of Petrolgy (scanned copy, contains minor typos)

Katz, M.J. (2009) From Research to Manuscript, Springer.

Shoja, M. et al. (2019) A Guide to the Scientific Career: Virtues, Communication, Research and Academic Writing, Wiley.

Oruc, A.Y. (2011) Handbook of Scientific Proposal Writing, CRC Press.

Ross, C and Ross, G. (2019) Real Science in Clear English: A Guide to Scientific Writing for the Global Market , Springer.

Stüwe, K. and Drescher, A. (2012) How to Write a Manuscript for a Journal, Mitteilungen des naturwissenschaftlichen Vereines für Steiermark.

Compiled by C.-H. Tsai. Last update on  September 6, 2022

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