This student-friendly text is written in a casual, jargon-free style to present a modern introduction to mineralogy. It emphasizes real-world applications and the history and human side of mineralogy. The author approaches the subject by explaining the larger, understandable topics first, and then explaining why the "little things" are important for understanding the larger picture.

Mineralogy 2010, Pearson, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780321663061

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Mineralogy 2001, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780130620996

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Mineralogy 1998, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780023945014

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