Earth Materials

Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology

by Cornelis Klein,

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  • 1139847619
  • 9780521761154
  • 9781139847612
  • 9781139853538
The fundamental concepts of mineralogy and petrology are explained in this highly illustrated, full-color textbook to create a concise overview for students studying Earth materials. The relationship between minerals and rocks and how they relate to the broader Earth, materials and environmental sciences is interwoven throughout. Beautiful photos of specimens and Crystal-Maker's 3-D illustrations allow students to easily visualize minerals, rocks and crystal structures. Review questions at the end of chapters allow students to check their understanding. The importance of Earth materials to human cultural development and the hazards they pose to humans are discussed in later chapters. This ambitious, wide-ranging book is written by two world-renowned textbook authors each with over 40 years of teaching experience, who bring that experience to clearly convey the important topics.
  • Cambridge University Press; August 2012
  • ISBN 9781139847612
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Earth Materials
  • Author: Cornelis Klein; Anthony R. Philpotts
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139847619
  • 9780521761154
  • 9781139847612
  • 9781139853538

In The Press

'The Klein and Philpotts text offers the perfect blend of basic concepts with beautiful illustrations and descriptions of the essential Earth materials for introductory students in geology and environmental geoscience courses. The book is well written and advanced concepts that are introduced are appropriate for the level. This book is destined to become widely adopted in Earth materials courses in the new, more environmentally conscious Earth science curriculums.' Chris Hepburn, Boston College, Massachusetts

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139847619
  • 9780521761154
  • 9781139847612
  • 9781139853538