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Minerals in Thin Section (2nd Edition)

Minerals in Thin Section (2nd Edition)
Author: Dexter Perkins - Kevin R. Henke
ISBN 13: 9780131420151
ISBN 10: 131420151
Edition: 2
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2003-06-15
Format: Spiral-bound
Pages: 176
List Price: $93.60

This clear and concise book assists learners as they look at thin sections. It focuses on the practical, need-to-know information absolutely necessary for work in the laboratory. KEY TOPICS Chapter topics cover: what is light?, polarization of light and the polarizing microscope, the velocity of light in crystals and the refractive index, interaction of light and crystals, other mineral characteristics in thin sections, and a detailed mineral description.

For individuals interested in mineralogy and/or petrology.