Author: Andrew J. Barker
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2014-11-21
Structured in the form of a dichotomous key, comparable to those widely used in botany, the mineral key provides an efficient and systematic approach to identifying rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This unique approach covers 150+ of the most commonly encountered rock-forming minerals, plus a few rarer but noteworthy ones. Illustrated in full colour, with 330+ high quality mineral photomicrographs from a worldwide collection of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, it also provides a comprehensive atlas of rock-forming minerals in thin-section. Commencing with a brief introduction to mineral systems, and the properties of minerals in plane-polarised and cross-polarised light, the mineral key also includes line drawings, tables of mineral properties and an interference colour chart, to further aid mineral identification. To minimise the chance of misidentification, and enable less experienced petrologists to use the key with confidence, the key has been arranged to prioritise those properties that are most easily recognised. Designed for simplicity and ease of use, it is primarily aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students of mineralogy and petrology, but should also provide a valuable source of reference for all practising geologists dealing with rock thinsections and their interpretation.
Author: Hans Pichler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Identificationof rock-forming minerals in thin section is a key skill needed by all earth science students and practising geologists. This translation of the completely revised and updated German second edition (by Leonore Hoke, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand) provides a comprehensive guide to identifying 140 of the most important rock-forming mineral species. The book is divided into three main parts. Part A is a practical guide to the fundamentals of crystal optics, polarization microscopy and the practical use of microscopes. Part B gives a detailed description of the characteristic optical features, special features, and the paragenesis of the most common rock-forming minerals. This well-illustrated part is divided into opaque minerals, isotropic, uniaxial and optical biaxial mineral groups. Part C contains identification tables for the minerals and diagrams showing the international classification of magmatic rocks, as well as a colour plate section showing crystal forms of minerals. The book will provide an invaluable guide to all undergraduate earth scientists, as well as to professional geologists requiring an overview of mineral identification in thin section.
Im geplanten Lehrbuch werden insbesondere Bachelor-Studenten der Geo- und Materialwissenschaften wichtige stoffliche und technologische Grundlagen in verschiedenen technischen Systemen und angewandten geowissenschaftlichen Bereichen vermittelt. Ausgehend von der Mineralogie ausgewählter nichtmetallischer Rohstoffe und Industrieminerale werden Zusammenhänge zwischen Eigenschaften und industriellen Einsatzmöglichkeiten dargelegt sowie umweltrelevante Aspekte diskutiert. Eine Einführung erfolgt in wichtige mineralogische und physikalisch-chemische Aspekte technischer keramischer Massenprodukte wie Silikatkeramik, Glas, Zement, Feuerfestmaterialien oder der Mineralsynthese.
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.
The Survey makes accessible the core knowledge of the sciences to curious readers with no special preparation. Within the 377 articles here, 141 cover the major subfields of physical geology, 26 treat areas of economic geology, from essential minerals and other earth resources to the variety of ways man harnesses geothermal, wind, ocean, solar, and nuclear power. Thirty articles examine a range of issues in geochemistry. Geophysics is given full coverage in 35 articles. The planet's history, as well as its impact on the development of life and various early life forms, is explored in 22 articles on fossils, ice ages, dinosaurs, mass extinctions, and evolution. Water is examined in all its forms and sources in 27 articles. There are 36 articles on the solar system, eight on major mountain ranges, soils are done in eight, the atmosphere in 18. Averaging seven pages, articles begin with ready-reference matter and a list of principal terms. A summary section forms the major part of each article, providing a description of either the phenomenon or the methodology. "Context," the concluding section of each essay, presents the conclusions, applications, and implications derived from investigation of the topic. Finally, an annotated, selected bibliography directs the reader to sources that are accessible to the nonspecialist. Cross-references lists articles that offer additional information on the same or a related topic.
"Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde" ("Voyage au centre de la terre") ist einer der bekanntesten Romane des französischen Schriftstellers Jules Verne. Das Buch wurde erstmals 1864 von dem Verleger Pierre-Jules Hetzel unter dem französischen Titel "Voyage au centre de la terre" veröffentlicht. Die erste deutschsprachige Ausgabe erschien 1873 unter dem Titel "Reise nach dem Mittelpunkt der Erde". Der englische Titel des Romans lautet "A Journey to the Center of the Earth".