Introduction to Mineralogy

Hardcover | December 28, 2016

byWilliam D. Nesse

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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 - includingcrystallography, 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.

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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 - includingcrystallography, chemical bonding, controls on mineral ...

William D. Nesse is Professor Emeritus of Geology at the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:December 28, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190618353

ISBN - 13:9780190618353

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"The major concepts are covered well and the additional details provide an extended challenge for those students who are particularly interested or have the right background to truly grasp the more complex concepts. This is really one of the best textbooks I have used for any of the courses Ihave taught." --Rachel L. Walters, University of Florida