Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section, Second Edition: A Colour Atlas

W.S. MacKenzie, A.E. Adams, K.H. Brodie

November 15, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 232 Pages - 180 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781138028067 - CAT# K26351

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Features

  • 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
  • Summary

    This concise, clear and handy–sized volume, aimed at the undergraduate level, provides an introduction to the observation, description and identifi cation in thin section, using the polarizing microscope, of samples of the commonlyoccurring rocks and minerals. Illustrated with a wealth of full colour thin section photomicrographs, and with the original images enhanced by new examples and a revised text, the book explains how to observe mineral and rock samples under the microscope. The book highlights the important diagnostic features of minerals and deals with all rock types – igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic – each with equal emphasis and authority, giving students the knowledge and confi dence to begin to identify specimens for themselves. While intended for students in geology, geography, civil engineering and materials science, the book 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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