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Introduction to Mineralogy

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Author: Nesse, William D.

Brand: Oxford University Press

Edition: 3

Binding: Hardcover

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 512

Release Date: 14-12-2016

Details: Product Description Introduction to Mineralogy, Third Edition, consolidates much of the material now covered in traditional mineralogy and optical mineralogy courses and focuses on describing minerals within their geologic context. Presenting the important traditional content of mineralogy--including crystallography, chemical bonding, controls on mineral structure, mineral stability, and crystal growth--it provides students with a foundation for understanding the nature and occurrence of minerals. FEATURES Describes in detail physical, optical, and X-ray powder diffraction techniques of mineral study Outlines common chemical analytical methods Provides thorough descriptions of more than 100 common minerals, emphasizing the geologic contexts within which they occur Includes tables and diagrams that help students identify minerals using both physical and optical properties Incorporates numerous line drawings, photographs, and photomicrographs that elucidate complex concepts Introduction to Mineralogy can be packaged with Daniel Schulze's An Atlas of Minerals in Thin Section for use in your course for a nominal additional fee. Review " Introduction to Mineralogy, Third Edition, combines incredibly helpful optical data on minerals with the classic information of a mineralogy textbook. Nesse has done a masterful job creating what I think is hands down the best reference for optical characteristics. I view this book as a text for my students and as a future reference for them in their work as geologists."--Dori Farthing, State University of New York at Geneseo "The major concepts are covered well and the additional details provide an extended challenge for those students who are particularly interested or have the right background to truly grasp the more complex concepts. This is really one of the best textbooks I have used for any of the courses I have taught."--Rachel L. Walters, University of Florida About the Author William D. Nesse is Professor Emeritus of Geology at the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado.

Package Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.7 x 1.0 inches

Languages: English