Manual of Mineral Science / Edition 23 available in Hardcover
The classic in the field since 1848, this extraordinary reference offers readers unsurpassed coverage of mineralogy and crystallography. The book is known for integrating complete coverage of concepts and principles with a more systematic and descriptive treatment of mineralogy. The revised edition now includes a CD-ROM to let readers see the minerals and crystals, while also viewing chemical composition, symmetry, and morphological crystallography.
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About the Author
Dr. Cornelius Klein is the noted academic mineralogist who co-authored, and later took on the monumental task of updating, Dana's original Manual of Mineralogy.
James D. Dana (1813 - 1895) graduated from Yale University in 1833. He joined a U.S. exploring expedition to the South Seas (1838 - 42), acting as a geologist and zoologist. His contributions to the American Journal of Science stimulated U.S. geologic inquiry. His research into the formation of the Earth's continents and oceans led him to believe in the progressive evolution of the Earth's physical features over time. By the end of his life he also came to accept the evolution of living things, as articulated by Charles Darwin. During his lifetime, and largely under his leadership, U.S. geology grew from a collection and classification of unrelated facts into a mature science.
Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION2. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MINERALS3. ELEMENTS OF CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY4. ASPECTS OF CRYSTAL STRUCTURES5. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF MINERALS6. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY: EXTERNAL SYMMETRY OF MINERALS7. INTERNAL ORDER AND SYMMETRY IN MINERALS8. CRYSTAL PROJECTIONS9. SELECTED POINT GROUPS AND FURTHER ASPECTS OF SPACE GROUPS10. CRYSTAL GROWTH AND DEFECTS;TWINNING, COLOR, AND MAGNETISM11. MINERAL STABILITY AND PHASE DIAGRAMS12. POST-CRYSTALLIZATION PROCESSES IN MINERALS13. OPTICAL MICROSCOPY14. ANALYTICAL AND IMAGING METHODS IN MINERAL SCIENCE15. CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY AND SYSTEMATIC DESCRIPTIONS OF NATIVEELEMENTS, SULFIDES, AND SULFOSALTS16. CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY AND SYSTEMATIC DESCRIPTIONS OF OXIDES,HYDROXIDES, AND HALIDES17. CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY AND SYSTEMATIC DESCRIPTIONS OF CARBONATES,NITRATES, BORATES, SULFATES, CHROMATES, TUNGSTATES, MOLYBDATES,PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES AND VANADATES18. CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY OF ROCK-FORMING SILICATES19. SYSTEMATIC DESCRIPTIONS OF ROCK-FORMING SILICATES20. GEM MINERALS21. MINERAL ASSEMBLAGES: INTRODUCTION TO ROCK TYPES22. DETERMINATIVE TABLESAPPENDIX 1. Outstanding Contributions to the Mineral SciencesAPPENDIX 2. Development of Models for the AtomAPPENDIX 3. Developing Hermann-Mauguin Symbols for SymmetryNotationAPPENDIX 4. Distribution of forms in the 32 Point Groups, Arrangedby Crystal SystemAPPENDIX 5. Space Groups as an Expression of Morphology andStructureMINERAL INDEXSUBJECT INDEX