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Earth materials : introduction to mineralogy and petrology
Cornelis Klein, Anthony R. Philpotts.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Materials of the solid Earth -- 3. How are minerals identified? -- 4. Fundamentals of crystal structures -- 5. Introduction to crystallography -- 6. Minerals and rocks observed under the polarizing optical microscope -- 7. Igneous rock-forming minerals -- 8. How do igneous rocks form? -- 9. Igneous rocks: their mode of occurrence, classification, and plate tectonic setting -- 10. Sedimentary rock-forming minerals and materials -- 11. Formation, transport, and lithification of sediment -- 12. Sedimentary rock classification, occurrence and plate tectonic significance -- 13. Metamorphic rock-forming minerals -- 14. Metamorphic rocks -- 15. Some economic minerals, mainly from veins and pegmatites -- 16. Some selected Earth materials resources -- 17. Earth materials and human health.