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ROCKS AND MINERALS IN THIN SECTION 2e (pb) 2017
Author: MACKENZIE
ISBN: 9781138028067
Year: 2017
Publisher: CRC PRESS
Category: GEOLOGY / ECOLOGY
Edition: 2
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Pages: 232
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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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W.S. MacKenzie was Emeritus Professor of Petrology at the University of Manchester, England.

A.E. Adams is retired Senior Lecturer in Geology at the University of Manchester, England.

K.H. Brodie is Senior Lecturer in Geology at the University of Manchester, England

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