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Introduction to Optical Mineralogy, Third Edition and An Atlas of Minerals in Thin Section: Book & CD Pack [Hardcover]

William D. Nesse , Daniel J. Schulze
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February 12, 2004 019522132X 978-0195221329
Every advanced undergraduate in geology must learn how to use a microscope to study rocks and minerals. This well-written, lucid introduction to optical mineralogy combines in one volume both an easy-to-follow explanation of optical theory and a clear detailed description of rocks and minerals. In addition, the author provides an appendix on sample preparation and a useful set of identification tables. A well-written, comprehensive introduction to optical mineralogy.

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William D. Nesse is at University of Northern Colorado. Daniel J. Schulze is at University of Toronto.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (February 12, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019522132X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195221329
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,457,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Optical mineralogy July 26, 2011
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Very good resource, excellent learning tool. The CD is an excellent addition. A suggestion is to add more pictures on the CD of minerals in a variety of forms and contexts, and go into more detail on recognizing minerals in different contexts. However, it is a great improvement over texts that I used when first learning the subject.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Just an fyi on the Interference Color Chart August 18, 2013
By K. Cone
Nicely concise chapters on optical properties and a good intro on the polarizing microscope itself.

Warning: last year several students in my lab had charts with colors that were slightly washed out, even a little on the pastel side, on their interference charts. The books were purchased as new. Check before you keep the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars it's a very good reference April 10, 2013
By ny
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bought it for the igneous and metamorphic petrology lab, and i also used it in the sedimentology lab and structural geology lab. very good reference. recommended by the prof.
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