An Introduction to the Rock-Forming Minerals (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0582300941
ISBN-10: 0582300940
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 712 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (July 6, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0582300940
  • ISBN-13: 978-0582300941
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,001,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Delaney on November 20, 2003
Format: Paperback
The student edition of Deer Howie and Zussman is the most important mineralogy book that geology students should have in their collection. It provides information that not only helps while learning mineralogy, but becomes an essential and much consulted reference in later years. By limiting itself to the rock forming minerals it provides the solid information for learning real-world mineralogy without the trivial frills. This is the most consulted book on my bookshelf.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 7, 1998
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This book is an absolute must for anyone working with minerals in any way. Beeing an introduction to rockforming minerals it is very conprehensive. It is very valuable not only as a textbook but also as a handbook in the lab. As the title says it covers the rockforming minerals so dont expect to find exotic minearls. You can though expect to find a relatively detailed introduction to the most important minerals. It far surpasses any student minaralogy to my knowledge.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By VM on May 11, 2001
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An great book. I have the 13th impression of this book published in 1982. We used this book in second year mineralogy and found it very useful not only in mineraology but throughout the remaining years of our geology program at University. The book is easy to use and has all the different groups, ortho- ring silicates, chain silicates, sheet silicates, framework silicates and non silicates and provides information pertaining to properties, crystal structure, chemistry and paragenesis.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Laughingrid on October 24, 2001
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Includes chapters on every major rock-forming mineral, with sections on structure, chemistry, optical and physical properties, distinguishing features, and paragenesis for almost every mineral. All this is presented in a clear and organized fashion.
Extremely useful reference book. As a grad student studying mineralogy, I couldn't do without it. A+
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ryan on May 10, 2010
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Great reference book for any geologist or rock hound. Contains amazing amounts of information on rock forming minerals.
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By Geodude on June 24, 2013
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This is one of those books every professional geologist should buy. It is a great reference to mineralogy and is organized very well.
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