Introduction to Mineralogy

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.

Introduction to Mineralogy

Author: Professor Emeritus of Geology at the Department of Earth Sciences William D Nesse

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190618353

Page: 512

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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. FEATURES Describes in detail physical, optical, and X-ray powder diffraction techniques of mineral study Outlines common chemical analytical methods Provides thorough descriptions of more than 100 common minerals, emphasizing the geologic contexts within which they occur Includes tables and diagrams that help students identify minerals using both physical and optical properties Incorporates numerous line drawings, photographs, and photomicrographs that elucidate complex concepts Introduction 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.

Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology

This book is designed as an accessible, step-by-step guide to exploring, retaining, and implementing the core concepts of mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, mining, and extraction.

Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology

Author: Swapan Kumar Haldar

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124167101

Page: 354

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Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology presents the essentials of both disciplines through an approach accessible to industry professionals, academic researchers, and students. Mineralogy and petrology stand as the backbone of the geosciences. Detailed knowledge of minerals and rocks and the process of formation and association are essential for practicing professionals and advanced students. This book is designed as an accessible, step-by-step guide to exploring, retaining, and implementing the core concepts of mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, mining, and extraction. Each topic is fully supported by working examples, diagrams and full-color images. The inclusion of petroleum, gas, metallic deposits and economic aspects enhance the book’s value as a practical reference for mineralogy and petrology. Authored by two of the world’s premier experts, this book is a must for any young professional, researcher, or student looking for a thorough and inclusive guide to mineralogy and petrology in a single source. Authored by two of the world’s experts in mineralogy and petrology, who have more than 70 years of experience in research and instruction combined Addresses the full scope of the core concepts of mineralogy and petrology, including crystal structure, formation and grouping of minerals and soils, definition, origin, structure and classification of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks Features more than 150 figures, illustrations, and color photographs to vividly explore the fundamental principles of mineralogy and petrology Offers a holistic approach to both subjects, beginning with the formation of geologic structures followed by the hosting of mineral deposits and concluding with the exploration and extraction of lucrative, usable products to improve the health of global economies

Earth Materials 2nd Edition

This edition has been fully updated based on classroom experience, and new features include a completely new chapter providing an elementary introduction to thermodynamics, kinetics, radioactive decay and absolute dating; new mineral ...

Earth Materials 2nd Edition

Author: Cornelis Klein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108108008

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This concise, accessible, market-leading textbook brings together the wide-ranging fundamentals students need to understand rocks and minerals, and shows them how they relate to the broader Earth, materials and environmental sciences. Designed specifically for one-semester courses, it is beautifully illustrated to explain the key concepts in mineralogy and petrology. This edition has been fully updated based on classroom experience, and new features include a completely new chapter providing an elementary introduction to thermodynamics, kinetics, radioactive decay and absolute dating; new mineral descriptions and many new stunning color photographs; and a new section on hydraulic fracturing and discussion of some of its most serious potential environmental consequences. The book uses stunning photos of mineral specimens and rock thin sections to help students build a core understanding. It also creates a highly effective learning experience through close integration of clear illustrations with engaging text, and helps students to easily visualize crystal structures through the CrystalViewer's 3D software, available online.

Earth Materials

Key concepts in mineralogy and petrology are explained alongside beautiful full-color illustrations, in this concisely written textbook.

Earth Materials

Author: Cornelis Klein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052114521X

Page: 533

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Key concepts in mineralogy and petrology are explained alongside beautiful full-color illustrations, in this concisely written textbook.

Introduction to Mineralogy

The first edition of this book has been out of print for seven years.

Introduction to Mineralogy

Author: Carl W. Correns

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642871348

Page: 485

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The first edition of this book has been out of print for seven years. The ques tion as to whether a new edition should be produced was answered affirmatively on many counts. I think that the considerations which led me to write this book in 1949 are still valid (see Preface to the First Edition). Moreover, a description of those areas of interest which together comprise the field of Mineralogy seems to be more necessary than ever, because of the rapid advances which have been made. Due to the rapid extension of our knowledge, I did not dare again to treat the whole field by myself. Accordingly, Professor ZEMANN kindly agreed to revise the first part of the book dealing with Crystallography. He made many important corrections. In Part II the basic question arose as to whether the physical-chemical approach to rock forming processes, becoming more and more important, required inclusive treatment of the fundamentals of physical chemistry in the book. I see certain dangers in trying to produce a petrology text which is physical chemically self-sufficient. Thus, I retain the same opinion which prevailed when I wrote the previous edition; namely that the necessary basic knowledge should be acquired in lectures and laboratory classes in physics, chemistry, and physical chemistry, and with the help of standard literature dealing with these subjects. This back ground is, therefore, presumed and fundamentals are only referred to occasionally.

Mineralogy

This book presents a translation and update of the classic German textbook of Mineralogy and Petrology that has been published for decades.

Mineralogy

Author: Martin Okrusch

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3662573164

Page: 719

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This book presents a translation and update of the classic German textbook of Mineralogy and Petrology that has been published for decades. It provides an introduction to mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry, discussing the principles of mineralogy, including crystallography, chemical bonding, and physical properties, and the genesis of minerals in a didactic and understandable way. Illustrated with numerous figures and tables, it also features several sections dedicated to the genesis of mineral resources. The textbook reflects the authors’ many years of experience and is ideal for use in lectures on mineralogy and petrology.

Introduction to Mineralogy and an Atlas of Minerals in Thin Section

Included with the book is a companion CD by Daniel J. Schulze, An Atlas of Minerals in Thin Section.

Introduction to Mineralogy and an Atlas of Minerals in Thin Section

Author: William D. Nesse

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195221336

Page: 464

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Providing an understanding of the nature and occurrence of minerals, this book offers descriptions of over 100 minerals. It contains images of minerals listed both by structure and composition and alphabetically. It includes a companion CD. It discusses classical crystallography, chemical bonding, controls on mineral structure and others.

Introduction to Optical Mineralogy

The purpose of this book is to serve the needs of students in learning the procedures and theory required to use the petrographic microscope. In the second edition the book has been updated and there has been a number of changes.

Introduction to Optical Mineralogy

Author: William D. Nesse

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195149104

Page: 348

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The purpose of this book is to serve the needs of students in learning the procedures and theory required to use the petrographic microscope. In the second edition the book has been updated and there has been a number of changes.

Introduction to Mineralogy

The topics included in this book are of the utmost significance and bound to provide incredible insights to the readers. It will serve as a reference to professionals and students engaged in this field.

Introduction to Mineralogy

Author: Cyaden Ross

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781641162371

Page: 263

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Minerals are formed through various processes such as sublimation from volcanic gases, crystallization from an igneous magma or lava, recrystallization due to metasomatism and metamorphic processes, besides many others. Minerals can be classified into different groups such as carbonates, sulfides, phosphates, silicates, halides, chromates, etc. Mineralogy is a field of geology. It is concerned with the scientific study of the crystal structure, chemistry and physical properties of minerals. The classification of minerals, processes of origin, formation, geographical distribution and utilization are also within the scope of this field. The properties of minerals such as density, solubility, radioactivity, mechanical cohesion, etc. are studied in detail. This book unfolds the innovative aspects of mineralogy, which will be crucial for the holistic understanding of the subject matter. The topics included in this book are of the utmost significance and bound to provide incredible insights to the readers. It will serve as a reference to professionals and students engaged in this field.

Intro Optical Mineralogy

"Advanced undergraduate and graduate textbook for students in optical mineralogy, petrology, and petrography courses"--

Intro Optical Mineralogy

Author: William D. Nesse

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780199846283

Page: 384

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The fourth edition of Introduction to Optical Mineralogy has been thoroughly revised and updated to increase reading comprehension and improve the clarity of its illustrations. Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in optical mineralogy, this accessible text is also an essential resource for petrology and petrography courses.

Introduction to Optical Mineralogy and Petrography The Practical Methods of Identifying Minerals in Thin Section with the Microscope and the Princip

This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in geology. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce.

Introduction to Optical Mineralogy and Petrography   The Practical Methods of Identifying Minerals in Thin Section with the Microscope and the Princip

Author: M. Edwards

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447486773

Page: 204

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This early work on mineralogy and petrography is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains details on polarizing microscopes, mineral determination, igneous rock types, geological mapping and much more. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in geology. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Minerals

David Vaughan explores the structure of minerals, the conditions under which they form and transform, their properties, and their interaction with microbes, as well as their importance in human health.

Minerals

Author: David Vaughan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199682844

Page: 137

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Minerals existed long before any forms of life, playing a key role in the origin and evolution of life; an interaction with biological systems that we are only now beginning to understand. Exploring the traditional strand of mineralogy, which emphasises the important mineral families, the well-established analytical methods (optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction) and the dramatic developments made in techniques over recent decades, David Vaughan also introduces the modern strand of mineralogy, which explores the role minerals play in the plate tectonic cycle and how they interact with the living world. Demonstrating how minerals can be critical for human health and illness by providing essential nutrients and releasing poisons, Vaughan explores the multitude of ways in which minerals have aided our understanding of the world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

An Introduction to Mineral Sciences

An Introduction to Mineral Sciences explains the principles underlying the modern study of minerals.

An Introduction to Mineral Sciences

Author: Andrew Putnis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521429474

Page: 457

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An Introduction to Mineral Sciences explains the principles underlying the modern study of minerals.

Structural Mineralogy

This work presents a novel pure structural classification of minerals, based on the minerals' internal structure.

Structural Mineralogy

Author: J. Lima-de-Faria

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401583927

Page: 346

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This work presents a novel pure structural classification of minerals, based on the minerals' internal structure. In more detail, it is based on the strength distribution and directional character of the bonds. This new classification may be considered as an extension of the structural classification of silicates, to the complete domain of minerals. A complete and well organized overview of 230 mineral structure types comprizing the more common minerals is presented in chart form. On the charts, the crystal structures are presented in a number of complementary ways such as in projection, close packing, coordinated polyhedra and layer description. This work is of particular interest to teachers and research workers in crystallography, mineralogy and inorganic crystal chemistry in academia.

Mineralogy

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.

Mineralogy

Author: Dexter Perkins

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0321986571

Page: 453

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. 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.