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Manual of mineralogy : (after James D. Dana)
Klein, Cornelis, 1937-
Personal Author:
Twenty-first edition, revised.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1999]

Physical Description:
xiv, 681 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
Includes 1 separate leaf with illustration.

CD-ROM is version 2.0.
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QE372 .D2 1999 Book and Software Set Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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The classic in the field since 1848, this extraordinary reference offers readers unsurpassed coverage of mineralogy and crystallography. The book is known for it's complete coverage of concepts and principles with along a more systematic and descriptive treatment of mineralogy. The revised edition now includes a CD-ROM to let readers see the minerals and crystals, while also viewing chemical composition, symmetry, and morphological crystallography.

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Choice Review

Dana's Manual of Mineralogy in successive editions and revisions by outstanding mineralogists has served generations of students as a textbook in their initial mineralogy courses. This revision of the 21st edition, with its superlative graphic illustrations, should be an especially effective work in that it incorporates the new version of the separately published Mineralogy Tutorials: Interactive Instruction on CD-ROM, by Cornelius Klein (CH, Nov'96). The book first introduces and thoroughly explains the concepts, principles, and techniques of mineralogy; in this, the underlying theme is that of crystal chemistry--the relationship between chemical composition, internal structure, and physical properties in crystalline matter. The second half provides a systematic and descriptive treatment of some 200 minerals, with their physical and chemical properties and petrologic associations. Brief chapters on rock types as mineral assemblages and on the gem minerals conclude the book. An important appendix contains determinative tables for identifying minerals by their unique characteristics. Reference value is supported by a detailed mineral index and a thorough subject index. Highly recommended for academic libraries serving programs in geoscience, materials science, and chemistry. W. C. Peters University of Arizona

Table of Contents

Crystallography: External Form
Crystallography: Internal Order and Symmetry
Crystal Chemistry
Mineral Chemistry
Physical Properties of Minerals
X-Ray Crystallography
Optical Properties of Minerals
Mineral Stability Diagrams
Systematic Mineralogy
Part I Native Elements, Sulfides, and Sulfosalts
Systematic Mineralogy
Part II Oxides, Hydroxides, and Halides
Systematic Mineralogy
Part III Carbonates, Nitrates, Borates, Sulfates, Chromates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Phosphates, Arsenates, and Vanadates
Systematic Mineralogy
Part IV Silicates
Mineral Assemblages: Introduction to Rock Types and Vein Mineralization
Gem Minerals