This is an ideal textbook for both advanced undergraduates and graduate students. It contains valuable coverage of the optical properties of minerals, as well as up-to-date descriptions of common rock-forming minerals. The chapters on optical theory include discussions of the nature and properties of light, the petrographic microscope, and the ...
This is an ideal textbook for both advanced undergraduates and graduate students. It contains valuable coverage of the optical properties of minerals, as well as up-to-date descriptions of common rock-forming minerals. The chapters on optical theory include discussions of the nature and properties of light, the petrographic microscope, and the behavior of light in isotropic materials and in uniaxial and biaxial anisotropic materials. Thoroughly revised to include recent developments in the field, the book includes step-by-step procedures to guide students through the determination of all optical properties by which minerals are routinely identified with a petrographic microscope. Readers will find descriptive information on over 125 common rock forming minerals, and many photomicrographs and illustrations. The book also includes a flow sheet to guide students through the process of identifying an unknown mineral.
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Older version, but perfect. My friends bought this book for $70. Instead i bought in here for $3. and its in perfect conditions.
Oct 8, 2009
Mineralogy reference book
This is an excellent reference book for all students and graduates in the field of mineralogy, with well written text and good diagrams.
Aug 30, 2007
Good undergraduate and reference book
If you are constantly working with rocks under the microscope, especially metamorphic or igneous, this is a very useful and helpful reference to have. Absolutely essential when taking undergraduate petrology courses, it is a bible for that.
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