Titolo: Mineralogy: An Introduction to the Study of ...
Casa editrice: Forgotten Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2015
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: Used
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Riassunto: Excerpt from Mineralogy: An Introduction to the Study of Minerals and Crystals
This text is the result of long experience in teaching large classes of beginning students, and the subject is accordingly presented in a direct and simple manner. The essentials of the various phases of the science have been treated so that a single book may serve the needs of the average student. The conventional line drawings of crystals, which students commonly have difficulty in properly visualizing, have been superseded to a very large extent by excellent photographs of crystal models, natural crystals, and minerals, such as are actually handled in the laboratory. These are all original photographs of material contained in the various collections of the University of Michigan.
Furthermore, an attempt has been made to vitalize the subject as much as possible, and accordingly there are chapters on the importance of mineralogy in modern civilization, on gems and precious stones, and on the production and uses of the important economic minerals. Numerous photographs and short sketches of distinguished mineralogists have also been introduced in the hope that they will add a human touch.
The chapters on crystallography are based very largely upon the senior author's Essentials of Crystallography, while much of the material in the descriptions of the 150 minerals given in this text has been taken from his Descriptive Mineralogy. The determinative tables are an abridgment of the authors Mineral Tables.
We are greatly indebted to Mr. George R.Swain, technical expert in photography in the University of Michigan, whose varied experience and unusual skill made the excellent photographs of models and minerals possible; also to Dr. George P. Kunz for valuable assistance in securing a considerable number of very desirable photographs.
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