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    Introduction to Mineralogy (Paperback) By (author) William D. Nesse

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    DescriptionIntroduction to Mineralogy consolidates much of the material now covered in traditional mineralogy and optical mineralogy courses and focuses on describing minerals within their geologic context. It presents the important traditional content of mineralogy including crystallography, chemical bonding, controls on mineral structure, mineral stability, and crystal growth to provide a foundation that enables students to understand the nature and occurence of materials. Physical, optical, and X-ray powder difraction techniques of mineral study are described in detail, and common chemical analytical methods are outlined as well. Detailed descriptions of over 100 common minerals are provided, and the geological context within which these minerals occur is emphasized. Appendices provide tables and diagrams to help students with mineral identification, using both physical and optical properties. Numerous line drawings, photographs, and photomicrographs help make complex concepts understandable. Introduction to Mineralogy not only provides specific knowledge about minerals but also helps students develop the intellectual tools essential for a solid, scientific education. This comprehensive text is useful for undergraduate students in a wide range of mineralogy courses.


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    Introduction to Mineralogy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William D. Nesse
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 466
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 274 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,021 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195391145
    ISBN 10: 0195391144

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    BIC subject category V2: PNV
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    BIC subject category V2: RBGK
    BISAC V2.8: SCI053000, SCI048000, SCI031000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16660
    BIC subject category V2: PNT
    DC22: 549
    Libri: MINE3000, P0039989
    Thema V1.0: RBGK, PNT, PNV
    Edition statement
    International edition
    Illustrations note
    Zahlr. Abb.
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "A fine text, as good as Hurlbut and Klein's published by Wiley, and at a lesser cost! The latter is important, especially for overseas universities like ours!"--Lewis D. Ashmal, RAU, South Africa"Finally, a book that combines the essentials of crystallography, mineralogy, and optics with complete mineral descriptions and excellent artwork."--Drew Coleman, Boston University"Contains good coverage of other important topics together with essential optical mineralogy."--Doug Smith, University of Texas at Austin"Concise and informative."--Harold Stowell, University of Alabama