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Minerals: Their Constitution and Origin (Paperback)
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Minerals: Their Constitution and Origin (Paperback)

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Paperback 666 Pages / Published: 01/04/2004
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Minerals: Their Constitution and Origin is an introduction to mineralogy for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of geology and materials science. It has been designed for a one-semester course and covers all aspects of mineralogy in an up-to-date and integrated style. The book is divided into five parts that discuss structure and bonding within minerals; mineral physics and optical properties; modes of mineral formation and thermodynamics; mineral groups within the context of mineral-forming environments; and the application of mineralogy for the exploitation of metal deposits, gems, and cement. Identification of minerals in hand specimen and under the microscope are also covered. Throughout the text emphasis is placed on linking mineral properties with broader geological processes, and on conveying their economic value. Containing beautiful colour photographs, handy reference tables and a glossary of terms, this textbook will be an indispensable guide for the next generation of mineralogy students.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521529587
Number of pages: 666
Weight: 1472 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'I think this book represents a sound undergraduate investment - a text book that an undergraduate could visit and revisit throughout their degree programme, to remind them of the basics and, by following up the references, to provide a deeper understanding of the subjects covered.' Chemistry World
'... the book provides a good coverage of minerals, with clear diagrams and photographs to supplement the text. ... there is much of value in this book. ... the text is clear; and deeper treatments can be skipped, while still gaining knowledge of the wider range of mineralogy.' OUGS Newsletter
'Wenk and Bulakh's Minerals is both authoritative and accessible, providing a thorough grounding in many aspects of modern mineralogy in a first-rate text.' New Scientist
'... this is a refreshing new mineral textbook and is a wonderful resource to freshen up an undergraduate course. Every lecturer who teaches mineralogy and every Earth Sciences library should get a copy. ... Very highly recommended.' Geological Magazine
"This volume represents a very comprehensive study of modern mineralogy and I would highly recommend it as a candidate textbook for a mineralogy course. This is a valuable reference for anyone interested in a very wide-ranging survey of the role of minerals in the earth sciences." Leading Edge, Patrick Taylor, Greenbelt, Maryland
"...of great use to the advanced student of mineralogy...brings together information on a far-reaching range of topics that relate to my interests in minerals." - Rock & Gems, Bob Jones

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