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

W.A. Deer , R.A. Howie , J. Zussman
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July 6, 1996 0582300940 978-0582300941 2

This revised edition has entailed a thorough re-writing of the text, taking account of the impressive advances that have been made in all aspects of earth sciences, particularly mineralogy, over the recent years.


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  • Paperback: 712 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (July 6, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0582300940
  • ISBN-13: 978-0582300941
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #545,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars The mineralogists 'bible' 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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5.0 out of 5 stars A must if you study minerals July 7, 1998
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Format:Paperback
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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5.0 out of 5 stars An Introduction to the Rock Forming Minerals May 11, 2001
By VM
Format:Hardcover
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Mineral Reference 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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4.0 out of 5 stars deer, howey, zussman review May 10, 2010
By Ryan
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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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