9780199827381-0199827389-Introduction to Mineralogy

Introduction to Mineralogy

ISBN-13: 9780199827381
ISBN-10: 0199827389
Edition: 2
Author: William Nesse
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 496 pages
Category: Engineering
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ISBN-13: 9780199827381
ISBN-10: 0199827389
Edition: 2
Author: William Nesse
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 496 pages
Category: Engineering

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Acknowledged authors William Nesse wrote Introduction to Mineralogy comprising 496 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0199827389 and 9780199827381. Since then Introduction to Mineralogy textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 10.25 or rent at the marketplace.

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The second edition of Introduction to Mineralogy follows the highly successful first edition, which become an overnight market leader. Introduction to Mineralogy consolidates much of the material now covered in traditional mineralogy and optical mineralogy courses and focuses on describing minerals within their geologic context. It presents the important traditional content of mineralogy including crystallography, chemical bonding, controls on mineral structure, mineral stability, and crystal growth to provide a foundation that enables students to understand the nature and occurrence of minerals. Physical, optical, and X-ray powder diffraction techniques of mineral study are described in detail, and common chemical analytical methods are outlined as well. Detailed descriptions of over 100 common minerals are provided, and the geologic context within which these minerals occur is emphasized. Appendices provide tables and diagrams to help students with mineral identification, using both physical and optical properties. Numerous line drawings, photographs, and photomicrographs help make complex concepts understandable. Introduction to Mineralogy is available with Daniel Schulze's An Atlas of Minerals in Thin Section for a nominal additional fee.

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