comment on R.B. Travis's (1955) "Classification of Rocks"

Thu Apr 27 10:19:45 2000

A comment by J. Wright Horton, Jr. about

standard terms for lithology

by Andrew H. Rorick

I have a copy of R.B. Travis's (1955) booklet, Classification of Rocks, but
wouldn't recommend it as a standard.  It is outdated by almost half a
century and has been superseded by developments in recent decades such as
the widely-used IUGS classification of igneous rocks.  Otherwise, the
booklet is concise, well organized, and handy.  After the Science Language
Technical Team endorses standards for rock classification and nomenclature,
an updated version might be useful.

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