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Science  21 Nov 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5649, pp. 1334
DOI: 10.1126/science.1091919

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Mind over Magma The Story of Igneous Petrology. Davis A. Young. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2003. 698 pp. $69.95, £46.95. ISBN 0-691-10279-1.

Young offers a comprehensive history of the study of igneous rocks from early descriptions of volcanic eruptions to recent applications of physical chemistry, isotopes, and fluid dynamics.