About the book
Granite is the most widespread of igneous rocks, underlying much of the continental crust. Field observations and fabrics of granitic rocks provide precious information about the history of the rocks. The processes of magma generation and emplacement must be clarified to understand the granite petrology and tectonics. Some lights will put on the clarification of the relation between tectonics, metamorphism and partial melting to determine characteristics of magma and nature of protoliths. Various geodynamic settings of granites are established using geochemical data. Granites are a major source of mineral ore deposits and many types of mineral deposits result from their magmatic and post-magmatic processes. The study of granitic rocks requires the integration of several approaches from petrology, geochemistry to tectonics that are intended to be examined in this book. All the information and granite problems aim to be addressed in this book to propose a model of magma genesis, the origin of granite and to define the tectonic evolution of its emplacement into the crust.