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Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section By A. E. Adams

Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section
by A. E. Adams

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A concise, clear and handy-sized volume, aimed at the introductory undergraduate level, which explains to the reader with the help of 180 superb colour photomicrographs how to observe, describe and identify thin section samples of rocks and minerals using the polarising microscope.
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Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section: A Colour Atlas by A. E. Adams

In this concise, clear, and handy-sized volume, aimed at the introductory undergraduate level, highly respected and successful authors explain to the reader, with the help of 180 superb color photomicrographs, how to observe, describe and identify thin section samples of rocks and minerals using the polarising microscope. The book highlights important diagnostic features of minerals and deals with all rock types- igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic-with equal emphasis and authority, giving students the knowledge and confidence to begin to identify specimens for themselves.

Each photograph has been specially prepared for the book and has been reproduced in a generous size to the highest quality. In addition to its value to students and instructors 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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Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section Reviews


This is an excellent book. I am sure that this book will be welcomed both by beginners to thin-section studies, and by those of us who have become a little rusty
-Geology Today

A book to be recommended
-Open University Geological Society Journal

...the production is exquisite...It will make a useful contribution to petrographic teaching
-Geological Magazine

Table of Contents


Optical Minerology
The polarising microscope
Description of minerals

Minerals
Introduction
Olivine
Orthopyroxene
Clinopyroxne
Two pyroxene intergrowth
Amphibole
Biotite
Muscovite
Quartz
Feldspars
Sanidine
Microcline
Plagioclase
Nepheline
Calcite
Garnet

Igneous Rocks
Introduction
Periodite
Olivine-rich basalt
Basalt
Alkali dolerite
Olivine gabbro
Gabbro
Andesite
Diorite
Granodiorite
Rhyolite
Microgranite
Granite
Alkali granite
Phonolite
Nepheline syenite
Leucitite
Lamprophre
Ignimbrite

Sedimentary Rocks
Introduction
Quartz arenite
Sub Arkose
Sublitharenite
Greywacke
Micaceous sandstone
Calcareous sandstone
Glauconitic sandstone
Ooid grainstone
Ooid packstone
Bioclast packstone
Bioclase wackestone
Intraclast grainstone
Peloid grainstone
Carbonate mudstone
Dolomite
Chert
Evaporite
Ironstone
Volcaniclastic rocks

Metamorphic Rocks
Introduction
Mylonite
Biotite hornfels
Andalusite cordierite hornfels
Serpentinite
Chloritoid schist
Garnet mica schist
Diopside fosterite marble
Garnet amphibolite
Kyanite gneiss
Garnet cordierite sillimanite gneiss
Two pyroxene granulite
Anorthosite
Eclogite

Additional information

GOR008661931
Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section: A Colour Atlas by A. E. Adams
A. E. Adams
Used - Like New
Paperback
Manson Publishing Ltd
1994-04-01
192
1874545170
9781874545170
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.