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Crystals By Ian Mercer

Crystals
by Ian Mercer

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This text provides an introduction to the world of crystals. It examines how they appear in arctic seas, deserts and furnaces, around the stars, inside plants and animals, and deep within the Earth, yet they conform to only a few basic three-dimensional patterns.
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Crystals by Ian Mercer

This text provides an introduction to the world of crystals. It examines how they appear in arctic seas, deserts and furnaces, around the stars, inside plants and animals, and deep within the Earth, yet they conform to only a few basic three-dimensional patterns. It examines the structure of the molecules that make them crystalline as well as examining the many uses of crystallinee materials, domestically, in industry and in science and technology, and covers developments in the field of crystallography.

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Table of Contents


Enquire within; on the outside; diverse imperfections; crystal world; minerals; gem quality crystals; symmetry; crystal systems; everyday crystals; crystals everywhere; birth and survival; microscopy; crystals and light; defects; how crystals grow; growing in liquid; growing in solid and vapour; evidence of crystal growth; growing crystals for industry; working with crystals; same atoms, different crystals!; electronics and light; liquid crystals; crystals and you; the raw materials of life; making better medicines; crystalline life; facts and figures.

Additional information

GOR000904513
Crystals by Ian Mercer
Ian Mercer
Earth
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The Natural History Museum
1999-01-01
60
056509145X
9780565091453
N/A
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