Introduction to optical mineralogy. Introduction to Optical Mineralogy by William D. Nesse (1991, Hardcover, Revised) for sale online 2019-01-28

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Introduction to Optical Mineralogy

introduction to optical mineralogy

In the second edition the book has been updated and there has been a number of changes. He has also benefited notably by frequent consultations with Professor R. Emmons of the University of Wisconsin. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. The author has attempted to include in supplementary tables in this printing all the new minerals which seem to be well established and adequately described as to their optical properties. Reorganizes material so that silicates-which comprise over 95% of the earth's crust-are discussed first in order to reflect their abundance and petrologic significance. Nesse continues his detailed discussions of the petrographic microscope, the nature and properties of light, and the behavior of light in isotropic and anisotropic minerals, with detailed coverage of uniaxial and biaxial optics.

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introduction to optical mineralogy

The present text has been written with full awareness that it will probably be used as a laboratory handbook, serving as a quick reference to the properties of minerals, but nevertheless care has been taken to present a systematic explanation of the use of the microscope as well as theoretical aspects of optical mineralogy. Readers will find descriptive information on over 125 common rock forming minerals, and many photomicrographs and illustrations. To those teaching anintroductory course in optical mineralogy or a petrology course involvingthin-section work, I strongly recommend this book. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. It contains valuable coverage of the optical properties of minerals, as well as up-to-date descriptions of common rock-forming minerals. It should be considered strongly for adoption as a required text for mineralogic and petrologic optics by al undergraduate geology departments. Jones of the State College of Washington.

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introduction to optical mineralogy

The chapters on optical theory include discussions of the nature and properties of light, the petrographic microscope, and the behavior of light in isotropic materials and in uniaxial and biaxial anisotropic materials. Entรค maaginen jos, emotionaalinen muisti ja alateksti? The organization of the book follows a clear logical path. It contains valuable coverage of the optical properties of minerals, as well as up-to-date descriptions of common rock-forming minerals. . Fisher of the University of Chicago.

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Introduction to Optical Mineralogy by William D. Nesse (1991, Hardcover, Revised) for sale online

introduction to optical mineralogy

Readers will find descriptive information on over 125 common rock forming minerals, and many photomicrographs and illustrations. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in geology. It is a pleasure to acknowledge that these tables have been improved as a result of thoughtful constructive criticism of the first draft by Professor F. It describes in detail more than 125 common rock-forming minerals and a selection of common ore minerals. Thoroughly revised to include recent developments in the field, the book includes step-by-step procedures to guide students through the determination of all optical properties by which minerals are routinely identified with a petrographic microscope.

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Introduction to optical mineralogy (Book, 1991) [blueshirtsunited.com]

introduction to optical mineralogy

We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. Detailed descriptions of over 100 common minerals are provided, and the geologic context within which these minerals occur is emphasized. It describes in detail more than 125 common rock-forming minerals and a selection of common ore minerals. Dual purpose microscopes incorporating transmitted- and reflected-light modes are readily available, and these are ideal for the study of polished thin sections. In the preparation of this printing the author has benefited by the assistance and encouragement of his wife, Florence S.

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Introduction to optical mineralogy (Book, 1991) [blueshirtsunited.com]

introduction to optical mineralogy

Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the work. The pace is about right for most students and the course is well graded in terms of increasing complexity. The author should be complemented for his success in achieving a good balance between two subjects while keeping the volume down to a reasonable and affordable size. It contains valuable coverage of the optical properties of minerals, as well as up-to-date descriptions of common rock forming minerals. I'd recommend using this book with a different color chart. A separate chapter includes a discussion of common mineral associations and contains a flow sheet to guide students through the process of identifying an unknown mineral.

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[PDF] Introduction to Optical Mineralogy and Petrography

introduction to optical mineralogy

However, the practical groups based upon optic angle or optic sign are too few in number to be satisfactory, while extinction angles are almost useless in distinguishing between tetragonal, hexagonal and orthorhombic minerals. The pace is about right for most students and the course is well graded in terms of increasing complexity. Readers will find descriptive information on over 125 common rock forming minerals, and many photomicrographs and illustrations. The pace is about right for moststudents and the course is well graded in terms of increasing complexity. It describes in detail more that 125 rock-forming minerals and a selection of common ore minerals. Author by : William D. Thoroughly revised to include recent developments in the field, the book includes step-by-step procedures to guide students through the determination of all optical properties by which minerals are routinely identified with a petrographic microscope.

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Introduction to Optical Mineralogy

introduction to optical mineralogy

The book also includes a flow sheet to guide students through the process of identifying an unknown mineral. After several attempts to combine the most important properties in one table so that more than one of them could be used first, it seemed wiser to simplify the arrangement by making separate tables for each important property. Otherwise this book does a great job. About the Author: William D. Advanced modern text books on both optics and mineralogy are available, and our intention is not that this new textbook should replace these but that it should serve as an introductory text or a first stepping-stone to the study of optical mineralogy. The main gripe that I have with the 4th edition is the interference color chart - the colors don't look natural! It contains valuable coverage of the optical properties of minerals, as well as up-to-date descriptions of common rock-forming minerals. Nesse, Professor of Geology, University of Northern Colorado.

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