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Earth Materials 2nd Edition : Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Earth Materials 2nd Edition: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology. Description This concise, accessible, market-leading textbook brings together the wide-ranging fundamentals students need to understand rocks and minerals, and shows them how they relate to the broader Earth, materials and environmental sciences. Designed specifically for one-semester courses, it is beautifully illustrated to explain the key concepts in mineralogy and petrology.

This edition has been fully updated based on classroom experience, and new features include a completely new chapter providing an elementary introduction to thermodynamics, kinetics, radioactive decay and absolute dating; new mineral descriptions and many new stunning color photographs; and a new section on hydraulic fracturing and discussion of some of its most serious potential environmental consequences.

The book uses stunning photos of mineral specimens and rock thin sections to help students build a core understanding. It also creates a highly effective learning experience through close integration of clear illustrations with engaging text, and helps students to easily visualize crystal structures through the CrystalViewer’s 3D software, available online.

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Earth Materials : Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology

Table of contents 1. Materials of the solid Earth; 3. How are minerals identified? Fundamentals of crystal structures; 5.

Introduction to crystallography; 6. Minerals and rocks observed under the polarizing optical microscope; 7. Igneous rock-forming minerals; pholpotts. The direction and rate of natural processes: How do igneous rocks form?


Sedimentary rock-forming minerals and materials; Formation, transport, and lithification of sediment; Sedimentary rock classification, occurrence, and plate tectonic significance; Metamorphic rock-forming minerals; Some economic minerals, mainly from veins and pegmatites; Some selected Earth materials resources; Earth materials and human health. Review Text ‘Earth Materials is a magnificent textbook that illustrates in a wonderful way how petrology and mineralogy relate to our planet Earth, its formation and modification by igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary processes.

Outstanding photographs and detailed thin section images are neatly combined with clear illustrations, fostering the link between observations and fundamental theoretical principles. A new section in the second edition about thermodynamics and olein nicely complements the thorough coverage of key concepts in petrology and mineralogy. The available online resources are an essential aid for teaching, and students will benefit from the review questions at the end of each chapter.

Earth Materials eafth simply a great textbook, which I can highly recommend. Review quote ‘Earth Materials is a magnificent textbook that illustrates in a wonderful way how petrology and mineralogy relate to our planet Earth, its formation and modification by igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary processes.

This book can be successfully used for both one-semester courses and two-semester sequences. My students appreciate the clear, color images, and I appreciate the depth of information philpotst. Clark, Eastern Michigan University ‘There is an increasing trend to condense mineralogy and petrology into a one semester course, and Earth Materials – An Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology authored by Klein and Philpotts, provides the perfect textbook for such a course.

It is extensive enough to supply fundamental information on mineralogy and petrology separately, while also seamlessly integrating these two subjects into a cohesive entity. Most impressive to me are the extensive colour figures and thin sections for most of the rock types.

Earth Materials 2nd Edition : Cornelis Klein :

The components that made the first edition so welcome are still here: It is by far the best text for those of us who have to cover all the mineralogical and petrological bases in one semester. Heaney, Pennsylvania State University ‘I really like the way this book organizes the subjects of mineralogy and petrology to emphasize the pihlpotts between plate tectonics, mantle processes, mineral stability, and rock composition.


Teaching with this organization clearly reinforces the big picture of geologic processes while digging into enough depth in each subject area to prepare students to tackle integrated geologic problems. A landmark text phlipotts the Earth Sciences for modern times! The color illustrations, figures and photographs of eartn things geologically important, accompanied by lucid text, will seductively attract young minds.

The chapters covering wide-ranging topics are all relevant for 21st century students of Earth and material science. I can’t think of a better text that is a ‘must buy’ for our undergraduates. Basu, University of Texas, Arlington ‘This latest edition includes a number of new topics The authors discuss concepts such as heat, work, internal energy, enthalpy, Gibbs free energy, and entropy in a simple, intuitive fashion that most any reader can understand and appreciate Phase diagrams show the stability fields of phhilpotts in terms of temperature and pressure, and temperature and composition.

Earth Materials : Cornelis Klein :

Another addition to the book is a klwin on the use of hydraulic fracturing to extract shale oil and gas prospects and its implications on the environment. The authors treat this last topic in a fair and open manner, admitting the potential risks, but also acknowledging the benefits of having this technology to marerials the world’s energy needs.

He has been a member of the geology faculty at Harvard University, Indiana University, Bloomington, and the University of New Mexico, and has taught courses in mineralogy at all these universities.

Jlein published books include Manual of Mineralogy 19thst editionsManual of Mineral Science 22ndrd editions and Minerals and Rocks: He has received two awards for excellence in teaching from the University of New Mexico. He has taught igneous and metamorphic petrology courses at McGill University and the University of Connecticut for more than forty years.

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