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Mineralogy

  • The Ore Minerals Under the Microscopeby Bernhard Pracejus

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 399.95

    The Ore Minerals Under the Microscope: An Optical Guide, Second Edition , is a very detailed color atlas for ore/opaque minerals (ore microscopy), with a main emphasis on name and synonyms, short descriptions, mineral groups, chemical compositions, information on major formation environments, optical data, reflection color/shade comparison with... more...

  • Low-Grade and Nonconventional Sources of Manganese (Routledge Revivals)by David B. Brookes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1966, reports the results of a pilot study devoted to understanding the middle-term resource situation for one metal ? manganese. Two factors bring the different parts of the manganese supply-demand picture together, one economic and the other political, both of which are examined in detail in this report. Low-Grade... more...

  • Arming the Confederacyby Robert C. Whisonant

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    This is a fresh look at the American Civil War from the standpoint of the natural resources necessary to keep the armies in the field. This story of the links between minerals, topography, and the war in western Virginia now comes to light in a way that enhances our understanding of America?s greatest trial. Five mineral products ? niter, lead, salt,... more...

  • Heliumby Wheeler M. Sears

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 54.99

    The subject of the book is helium, the element, and its use in myriad applications including MRI machines, particle accelerators, space telescopes, and of course balloons and blimps. It was at the birth of our Universe, or the Big Bang, where the majority of cosmic helium was created; and stellar helium production continues. Although helium is the... more...

  • Ingenieurgeologieby Dieter D. Genske

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 69.99

    Ingenieurgeologie befasst sich als interdisziplinäres Fachgebiet im Schnittbereich von Geo- und Ingenieurwissenschaften mit der Geosphäre in ihrer Wechselwirkung mit dem Menschen. Ausgehend von der Erkundung der Geosphäre stellt das Buch Georisiken vor und diskutiert die Folgen menschlicher Eingriffe. Es veranschaulicht ingenieurgeologische Herausforderungen... more...

  • Volcanism and Global Environmental Changeby Anja Schmidt; Kirsten Fristad; Linda Elkins-Tanton

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    A multidisciplinary volume describing the effects of volcanism on the environment, past and present, for researchers and advanced students. more...

  • Gesteinsbestimmung im Geländeby Roland Vinx

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 49.99

    Das Standardwerk für die Geowissenschaften sowie für alle Liebhaber von Gesteinen und an Geologie Interessierte. In diesem Buch vermittelt Roland Vinx die Grundlagen der Gesteinskunde praxisorientiert und leicht verständlich. Dabei kommt es ihm besonders auf die Bestimmung mit makroskopischen Methoden an, d. h. unter Geländebedingungen, ohne Mikroskop... more...

  • Die Welt der Rohstoffeby Florian Neukirchen; Gunnar Ries

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 39.99

    In dem Buch werden die wichtigsten Lagerstättentypen vorgestellt und erläutert, wie Prozesse der Fraktionierung und Mineralisation ablaufen. Einzelne Metalle und Erze und ihr historischer Bedeutungswandel, von der Jungsteinzeit bis heute, werden beschrieben. more...

  • Chemical Fundamentals of Geology and Environmental Geoscienceby Robin Gill

    Wiley 2014; US$ 53.95

    Chemical principles are fundamental to the Earth sciences, and geoscience students increasingly require a firm grasp of basic chemistry to succeed in their studies. The enlarged third edition of this highly regarded textbook introduces the student to such ?geo-relevant? chemistry, presented in the same lucid and accessible style as earlier editions,... more...

  • Mining and Selling Radium and Uraniumby Roger F. Robison

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 99.00

    Presented here is the story of the mining and sale of uranium and radium ore through biographical vignettes, chemistry, physics, geology, geography, occupational health, medical utilization, environmental safety and industrial history. Included are the people and places involved over the course of over 90 years of interconnected mining and sale of... more...