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Minerals: A Very Short Introduction

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  • Provides a unique overview of modern mineralogy
  • Explains how minerals grow and transform deep in the Earth
  • Emphasizes the importance of minerals as resources
  • Explores the importance of mineral impact on human health
  • Places mineral 'evolution' in the context of cosmology and planetology

Series: Very Short Introduction Series (VSI) Volume: 405

By: David Vaughan(Author)

144 pages, 30 b/w illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Oct 2014 | #212418 | ISBN-13: 9780199682843
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About this book

The Earth contains a vast array of minerals, many with highly complex arrangements of atoms of several elements. In this Very Short Introduction David Vaughan explores the structure of minerals, the conditions under which they form and transform, their properties, and their interaction with microbes, as well as their importance in human health.

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