"The simple fact that he was dependent for his living on the practical applications of geology--on drainage and surveying and the holding back of the sea--meant that he was wholly unsuitable to mingle with men who liked to debate in contented languor over the competing virtues of Neptunism
and Plutonism..." (Winchester 2001, 226).
Topics include: Plutonism versus Neptunism
, the sanukitoid series, the geochemistry of Archaean plagioclase-rich granites as a marker of source enrichment and depth of melting, chemical structure in granitic magmas, and more.
The Earth in transformation: Neptunism