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Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section: A Colour Atlas

New Edition
illustrated with a wealth of full colour photographs
a concise reference and review of rock and mineral identification
a valuable resource for teacher and student
for beginners to thin-section studies, and for those who want to refresh their knowledge
a useful contribution to petrographic teaching

By: WS MacKenzie (Author), AE Adams (Author), Kate H Brodie (Author)

192 pages, 180 colour illustrations

CRC Press

Paperback | Nov 2016 | Edition: 2 | #224236 | ISBN-13: 9781138028067
Available for pre-order: Due Nov 2016 Details
NHBS Price: £26.99 $33/€30 approx

About this book

The Second Edition of this concise, clear, and handy-sized volume, highly respected and successful authors explain to the reader, with the help of 180 superb color photomicrographs, how to observe, describe and identify thin section samples of rocks and minerals using the polarising microscope.

Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section: A Colour Atlas, Second Edition is aimed at the introductory undergraduate level and highlights important diagnostic features of minerals and deals with all rock types- igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic-with equal emphasis and authority, giving students the knowledge and confidence to begin to identify specimens for themselves. Each photograph has been specially prepared for Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section and has been reproduced in a generous size to the highest quality.

In addition to its value to students and instructors in geology, geography, civil engineering and materials science, Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section: A Colour Atlas, Second Edition stands on its own as a beautiful collection of photomicrographs and a permanent source of reference and fascination for all those interested in the nature and science of the world of rocks and minerals.

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A Colour Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section

In this concise, clear, and handy-sized volume, aimed at the introductory...

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- Optical Minerology
- Minerals
- Igneous Rocks
- Sedimentary Rocks
- Metamorphic Rocks

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