Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics and Chemistry: Physics and Chemistry of Earth Materials Series Number 6 (Paperback)
  • Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics and Chemistry: Physics and Chemistry of Earth Materials Series Number 6 (Paperback)
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Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics and Chemistry: Physics and Chemistry of Earth Materials Series Number 6 (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 25/11/1994
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With an approach that stresses the fundamental solid state behaviour of minerals, and with emphasis on both theory and experiment, this 1995 text surveys the physics and chemistry of earth materials. It starts with a systematic tour of crystal chemistry of both simple and complex structures (with completely new structural drawings) and discusses how structural and thermodynamic information is obtained experimentally. The quantitative concepts of chemical bonding - band theory, molecular orbit and ionic models - are reviewed. The book goes on to discuss physical properties and to relate microscopic features to macroscopic thermodynamic behaviour. The book then discusses high pressure phase transitions, amorphous materials and solid state reactions, and concludes with a look at the interface between mineral physics and materials science. Highly illustrated throughout, this book fills the gap between undergraduate texts and specialised review volumes, for students in earth sciences and materials science.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521358941
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
Edition: 6th Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... the book is remarkably easy to read and carries you along rather like a novel in places.' Martin Elsworth, The Open University Geological Society
"...serves a useful purpose for sophisticated readers of the Materials Research Bulletin since it can acquaint them with the many complexities and insights that modern research in earth materials can provide. Most of this type of material is only rarely touched upon in solid state and materials curricula." Kurt Nassau, Materials Research Bulletin
"...written in a lucid style which for this reviewer clarified many complex areas of the subjects. Professor Navrotsky and the series editors are to be congratulated on an excellent volume. The book is highly recommended...." Allan Pring, Geological Magazine

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