Part 1 Deformation: a critical review of investigations into transformation plasticity, A. Meike; evolution of inclusions in wet synthetic quartz as a function of temperature and pressure; implications for water weakening, J. Gerretsen et al; microstructure of kink band boundaries in naturally deformed chewings range quartzite, C.K. Mawer and J.D. Fitz Gerald; shock-induced melting and silica polymorph formation, Vredefort structure, South Africa, J.C. White; crystal rotation during flattening and shearing of naturally deformed plagioclase, J.H. Kruhl; defect structures in a quartz-tremolite rock under high stresses - evidence for amorphization, L.N. Dell'Angelo; transition from fracturing to viscous flow in a naturally deformed metagabbro, H. Stunitz; mass transfer and microfracturing in gabbroic mylonites of the Guadalupe Igneous Complex, California, B. Lafrance and R.H. Vernon; controlling the spatial distribution of deformation in experimentally deformed and dehydrated gypsum, R. Panozzo Heilbronner; deformation lamellae in metals and minerals, M.R. Drury; the high temperature shear mode inelasticity of iron - an exploratory foray into the FCC field, I. Jackson; theory of time-dependent failure for fractal porous aggregates, R.F. Cook. Part 2 Phase transformation and exsolution: microstructures of pyroxenes from the Whin Sill, northern England, P.P.K. Smith and P.E. Champness; storage and release of elastic strain energy - the driving force for low-temperature reactivity and alteration of feldspar, W.L. Brown and I. Parsons; phase transitions and domain growth in CaAlGeO - feldspar, W.F. Muller and Y. Vojdan-Shemshadi; the tweed microstructure of alpha-PbO and its relationship to the low temperature improper ferroelastic phase transition, R.L. Withers et al; crystalline frameworks as hyperbolic films, S.T. Hyde. Part 3 Defects, mechanisms and microstructures: water in hydrothermally grown sapphire (alpha-AlO), D. Mainprice et al; microstructural and defect development in heat treated heavitree quartzite, J.N. Wang et al; enantiomorphism and planar defects in length-fast chalcedony, S.L. Cady et al; structural features of zirconolite, hollandite and perovskite, the major waste-bearing phases in synroc, K.L. Smith and G.R. Lumpkin; problems and progress in the elucidation of U and Pb transport mechanisms in zircon, J.K.W. Lee; coherent and incoherent interface structures in natural haematite/magnetites, L.A. Bursill and Peng Ju Lin; subject index.