Acknowledged author William D. Nesse wrote Introduction to Mineralogy comprising 512 pages back in 2016. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0190618353 and 9780190618353. Since then Introduction to Mineralogy textbook received total rating of 4 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $62.54 or rent at the marketplace.
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.FEATURESDescribes in detail physical, optical, and X-ray powder diffraction techniques of mineral studyOutlines common chemical analytical methodsProvides thorough descriptions of more than 100 common minerals, emphasizing the geologic contexts within which they occurIncludes tables and diagrams that help students identify minerals using both physical and optical propertiesIncorporates numerous line drawings, photographs, and photomicrographs that elucidate complex conceptsIntroduction 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.