Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section: A Colour Atlas (Paperback)
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Short Description for Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section A concise, clear and handy-sized volume, aimed at the introductory undergraduate level, which explains to the reader with the help of 180 superb colour photomicrographs how to observe, describe and identify thin section samples of rocks and minerals using the polarising microscope.
- Published: 01 April 1994
- Format: Paperback 192 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781874545170 ISBN 10: 1874545170
- Sales rank: 20,968
Full description for Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section
In this concise, clear, and handy-sized volume, aimed at the introductory undergraduate level, highly respected and successful authors explain to the reader, with the help of 180 superb color photomicrographs, how to observe, describe and identify thin section samples of rocks and minerals using the polarising microscope. The book highlights important diagnostic features of minerals and deals with all rock types- igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic-with equal emphasis and authority, giving students the knowledge and confidence to begin to identify specimens for themselves. Each photograph has been specially prepared for the book and has been reproduced in a generous size to the highest quality. In addition to its value to students and instructors in geology, geography, civil engineering and materials science, the book stands on its own as a beautiful collection of photomicrographs and a permanent source of reference and fascination for all those interested in the nature and science of the world of rocks and minerals.