Photo Atlas of Mineral Pseudomorphism

Photo Atlas of Mineral Pseudomorphism
  • Author : J. Theo Kloprogge,Rob Lavinsky,Stretch Young
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 290
  • Relase : 2017-08-02
  • ISBN : 9780128037034

Photo Atlas of Mineral Pseudomorphism Book Review:

Photo Atlas of Mineral Pseudomorphism provides a comprehensive overview on the topic of pseudomorphism—in which one mineral is replaced by another but still maintains its original crystal form—a phenomenon that is far more common than currently thought and is extremely important in understanding the geologic history of rocks. There are many examples of pseudomorphs, but they have never been brought together in a single reference book that features high-resolution, full-color pseudomorph formations together with the original minerals that they have replaced. This book is the essential reference book for mineralogists, geologists or anyone who encounters mineral pseudomorphism in their work. Presents the only reference book on mineral pseudomorph formations Contains 500 high-resolution full color photos, along with a theoretical explanation of the geological processes that resulted in the pseudomorph formation Authored by J. Theo Kloprogge, who has more than 25 years of experience as a mineralogist

The Periodic Table: Nature's Building Blocks

The Periodic Table: Nature's Building Blocks
  • Author : J. Theo Kloprogge,Concepcion P. Ponce,Tom Loomis
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 930
  • Relase : 2020-11-18
  • ISBN : 9780128215388

The Periodic Table: Nature's Building Blocks Book Review:

The Periodic Table: Nature’s Building Blocks: An Introduction to the Naturally Occurring Elements, Their Origins and Their Uses addresses how minerals and their elements are used, where the elements come from in nature, and their applications in modern society. The book is structured in a logical way using the periodic table as its outline. It begins with an introduction of the history of the periodic table and a short introduction to mineralogy. Element sections contain their history, how they were discovered, and a description of the minerals that contain the element. Sections conclude with our current use of each element. Abundant color photos of some of the most characteristic minerals containing the element accompany the discussion. Ideal for students and researchers working in inorganic chemistry, minerology and geology, this book provides the foundational knowledge needed for successful study and work in this exciting area. Describes the link between geology, minerals and chemistry to show how chemistry relies on elements from nature Emphasizes the connection between geology, mineralogy and daily life, showing how minerals contribute to the things we use and in our modern economy Contains abundant color photos of each mineral that bring the periodic table to life

A Quest for Shiny Purple Crystals

A Quest for Shiny Purple Crystals
  • Author : Monica Tsang Rakovan
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2014-08-31
  • ISBN : 1320117600

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The F. John Barlow Mineral Collection

The F. John Barlow Mineral Collection
  • Author : F. John Barlow,Robert William Jones,Gene L. LaBerge
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 408
  • Relase : 1996-01-01
  • ISBN : 0965351009

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Stone in Architecture

Stone in Architecture
  • Author : Erhard Winkler
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 315
  • Relase : 2013-03-14
  • ISBN : 9783662100707

Stone in Architecture Book Review:

The readers of the first two editions of Stone: Properties, Durabi lity in Man's Environment, were mostly architects, restoration architects of buildings and monuments in natural stone, profes sionals who sought basic technical information for non-geologists. The increasing awareness of rapidly decaying monuments and their rescue from loss to future generations have urged this writer to update the 1973 and 1975 editions, now unavailable and out of print. Due to the 20-year-Iong interval, extensive updating was necessary to produce this new book. The present edition concentrates on the natural material stone, as building stone, dimension stone, architectural stone, and decorative field stones. Recently, the use of stone for thin curtain walls on buildings has become fashionable. The thin slabs exposed to anew, unknown complexity of stresses, resulting in bowing of crystalline marble, has attracted much negative pUblicity. The costs of replacing white slabs of marble on entire buildings with its legal implications have led construction com panies into bankruptcy. We blame many environmental problems on acid rain. Does acid rain really accelerate stone decay that much? Stone preservation is being attempted with an ever-increasing number of chemicals applied by as many specialists to save crumbling stone. Chemists filled this need during a time of temporary job scarcity, while the general geologist missed this opportunity; he was too deeply involved in the search for fossil fuels and metals.

Soils and Sediments

Soils and Sediments
  • Author : Helene Paquet,Norbert Clauer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 369
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9783642605253

Soils and Sediments Book Review:

Clays and soils are of great importance in various scientific fields, such as agriculture and environmental science, and in mineral deposits. Students and close collaborators of Georges Millot, the eminent French clay sedimentologist, have put together a book with topics ranging from weathering processes and diagenetic evalution of sediments to sedimentary mineral deposits. The book is of interest to practitioners, advanced students as well as teachers in the above fields.

The World of Tourmaline - the Gerhard Wagner Collection

The World of Tourmaline - the Gerhard Wagner Collection
  • Author : Mary Fong-Walker,Gunther Neumeier,James Walker
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2015-01
  • ISBN : 1633510484

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The Mineralogy of Nova Scotia

The Mineralogy of Nova Scotia
  • Author : Henry How
  • Publisher : Halifax : C. Annand
  • Pages : 234
  • Relase : 1869
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB10283827

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A Popular Guide to Minerals ...

A Popular Guide to Minerals ...
  • Author : Louis Pope Gratacap
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 330
  • Relase : 1912
  • ISBN : UOM:39015004582972

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Economic Geology

Economic Geology
  • Author : Walter L. Pohl
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 678
  • Relase : 2011-04-25
  • ISBN : 9781444336634

Economic Geology Book Review:

Humanity’s ever-increasing hunger for mineral raw materials, caused by a growing global population and ever increasing standards of living, has resulted in economic geology becoming a subject of urgent importance. This book provides a broad panorama of mineral deposits, covering their origin and geological characteristics, the principles of the search for ores and minerals, and the investigation of newly found deposits. Practical and environmental issues that arise during the life cycle of a mine and after its closure are addressed, with an emphasis on sustainable and "green" mining. The central scientific theme of the book is to place the extraordinary variability of mineral deposits in the frame of fundamental geological processes. The book is written for earth science students and practicing geologists worldwide. Professionals in administration, resource development, mining, mine reclamation, metallurgy, and mineral economics will also find the text valuable. Economic Geology is a fully revised translation of the the fifth edition of the German language text Mineralische und Energie-Rohstoffe. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/pohl/geology. The author's website can be found at: http://www.walter-pohl.com.

Sulfidic Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks

Sulfidic Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
  • Author : David Rickard
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Pages : 816
  • Relase : 2012-12-31
  • ISBN : 9780080931838

Sulfidic Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks Book Review:

This book deals with sedimentary sulfides which are the most abundant authigenic minerals in sediments. Special emphasis is given to the biogeochemistry that plays such a central role in the formation of sedimentary sulfides. It will be of interest to scientists in a number of disciplines, including geology, microbiology, chemistry and environmental science. The sulfur system is important to environmental scientists considering the present and future effects of pollution and anoxia. The development of the sulfur system – particularly the characteristics of ocean anoxia over the last 200 Ma – is useful in predicting the future fate of the Earth surface system as well as in understanding the past. The biochemistry and microbiology of the sulfur system are key to understanding microbial ecology and the evolution of life. First monograph on sedimentary sulfides, covering the ancient and modern sedimentary sulfide systems Comprehensive, integrating chemistry, microbiology, geology and environmental science All key references are included and discussed

Stone Conservation

Stone Conservation
  • Author : Clifford A. Price,Eric Doehne
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Pages : 164
  • Relase : 2011-02-15
  • ISBN : 9781606060469

Stone Conservation Book Review:

First published in 1996, this volume has been substantially updated to reflect new research in the conservation of stone monuments, sculpture, and archaeological sites.

The Chemistry and Technology of Magnesia

The Chemistry and Technology of Magnesia
  • Author : Mark A. Shand
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2006-06-12
  • ISBN : 9780471980568

The Chemistry and Technology of Magnesia Book Review:

A Complete Guide to Magnesia-From Mining to End Use Often relegated to footnote status in texts, magnesia isnevertheless a valuable substance widely used in applicationsranging from wastewater treatment to catalysis. The Chemistry andTechnology of Magnesia fills the long-standing gap in theliterature with a comprehensive, one-stop reference to "all thingsmagnesia." The book brings together the many strands of information onmagnesium compounds, their production, testing and evaluation,technology, applications, and markets. Opening with an introductoryhistory of the chemical, it covers the life cycle of magnesia,natural and synthetic production, and uses in different fieldsincluding the environmental, health, and agricultural industries.Readers will find the section on health and safety issuesparticularly relevant. Chapters include: * The History of Magnesia * Synthetic Magnesia * Pulp Applications * Environmental Applications * Magnesia Cements * Furnaces and Kilns * Post Calcination Processing * Other Magnesia Products * Mining and Processing Magnesite * The Physical and Chemical Properties of Magnesium Oxide * Water and Wastewater Application for Magnesia Products * Magnesia in Polymer Applications * The Role of Magnesium in Animal, Plants, and HumanNutrition * Magnesium Salts and Magnesium Metal * The Formation and Occurrence of Magnesite * Calcination of Magnesium Hydroxide and Carbonate * Miscellaneous Magnesia Applications

The Ore Minerals Under the Microscope

The Ore Minerals Under the Microscope
  • Author : Bernhard Pracejus
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 1118
  • Relase : 2015-06-25
  • ISBN : 9780444627377

The Ore Minerals Under the Microscope Book Review:

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 four common/standard minerals of a similar color or grey shade, and up to five high-quality photos for each mineral with scale. In addition, the atlas contains a compilation from some of the prominent publications in the field of ore microscopy presented on a list of 431 minerals. Concise, full-color pictorial reference for scientists and geologists Explains how to describe and identify microscopic samples of minerals Draws material from prominent literature yielding more than 400 different minerals

Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Water-Rock Interaction

Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Water-Rock Interaction
  • Author : Eric H. Oelkers,Jacques Schott
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Pages : 586
  • Relase : 2018-12-17
  • ISBN : 9781501508462

Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Water-Rock Interaction Book Review:

Volume 70 of Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry represents an extensive review of the material presented by the invited speakers at a short course on Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Water-Rock Interaction held prior to the 19th annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference in Davos, Switzerland (June 19-21, 2009). Contents: Thermodynamic Databases for Water-Rock Interaction Thermodynamics of Solid Solution-Aqueous Solution Systems Mineral Replacement Reactions Thermodynamic Concepts in Modeling Sorption at the Mineral-Water Interface Surface Complexation Modeling: Mineral Fluid Equilbria at the Molecular Scale The Link Between Mineral Dissolution/Precipitation Kinetics and Solution Chemistry Organics in Water-Rock Interactions Mineral Precipitation Kinetics Towards an Integrated Model of Weathering, Climate, and Biospheric Processes Approaches to Modeling Weathered Regolith Fluid-Rock Interaction: A Reactive Transport Approach Geochemical Modeling of Reaction Paths and Geochemical Reaction Networks

The Ajo Mining District, Arizona

The Ajo Mining District, Arizona
  • Author : James Gilluly
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 112
  • Relase : 1946
  • ISBN : UOM:39015086702241

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Properties of Materials

Properties of Materials
  • Author : Robert E. Newnham
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Pages : 378
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780198520757

Properties of Materials Book Review:

Tensors, matrices, symmetry, and structure-property relationships form the main subjects of the book. While tensors and matrices provide the mathematical framework for understanding anistropy, on which the physical and chemical properties of crystals and textured materials often depend, atomistic arguments are also needed to qualify the property coefficients in various directions. The atomistic arguments are partly based on symmetry and party on the basic physics and chemistry of materials.

Electrochemistry of Metal Chalcogenides

Electrochemistry of Metal Chalcogenides
  • Author : Mirtat Bouroushian
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 358
  • Relase : 2010-04-23
  • ISBN : 9783642039676

Electrochemistry of Metal Chalcogenides Book Review:

The author provides a unified account of the electrochemical material science of metal chalcogenide (MCh) compounds and alloys with regard to their synthesis, processing and applications. Starting with the chemical fundamentals of the chalcogens and their major compounds, the initial part of the book includes a systematic description of the MCh solids on the basis of the Periodic Table in terms of their structures and key properties. This is followed by a general discussion on the electrochemistry of chalcogen species, and the principles underlying the electrochemical formation of inorganic compounds/alloys. The core of the book offers an insight into available experimental results and inferences regarding the electrochemical preparation and microstructural control of conventional and novel MCh structures. It also aims to survey their photoelectrochemistry, both from a material-oriented point of view and as connected to specific processes such as photocatalysis and solar energy conversion. Finally, the book illustrates the relevance of MCh materials to various applications of electrochemical interest such as (electro)catalysis in fuel cells, energy storage with intercalation electrodes, and ion sensing.

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopies of Clay Minerals

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopies of Clay Minerals
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 620
  • Relase : 2017-10-27
  • ISBN : 9780081003596

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopies of Clay Minerals Book Review:

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopies of Clay Minerals, Volume 8 in the Developments in Clay Science series, is an up-to-date overview of spectroscopic techniques used in the study of clay minerals. The methods include infrared spectroscopy, covering near-IR (NIR), mid-IR (MIR), far-IR (FIR) and IR emission spectroscopy (IES), as well as FT-Raman spectroscopy and Raman microscopy. This book complements the succinct introductions to these methods described in the original Handbook of Clay Science (Volumes 1, 1st Edition and 5B, 2nd Edition), offering greater depth and featuring the most important literature since the development and application of these techniques in clay science. No other book covers such a wide variety of vibrational spectroscopic techniques in a single volume for clay and soil scientists. Includes a systematic review of spectroscopic methods Covers the theory of infrared and Raman spectroscopies and instrumentation Features a series of chapters each covering either a particular technique or application

Minerals of Mexico

Minerals of Mexico
  • Author : William D. Panczner
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 467
  • Relase : 2013-06-29
  • ISBN : 9781475758481

Minerals of Mexico Book Review:

After many years of geographical and bibliographical journeys, William Panczner has completed a project that many of us would have loved to initiate, but did not undertake because of its magnitude and intrinsic complexity. Not since L. Salazar Salinas, who is credited with authoring Bole tin numeros 40 and 41 (lnstituto Geologico de Mexico, 1922, 1923), has an author been able to provide readers with a comprehensive volume containing information that is both authentic and reliable on Mexican mineralogy, mineral species, and localities. This volume is the most complete synthesis about Mexican minerals and their occurrences to date. It is richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, is well documented, and is organized into four sections, making it easy to use and enjoyable to read. The introduction contains an interesting summary of the mining history and the development of mineralogy. It also describes, in a condensed but accurate and stimulating manner, the geography and the mineralogy of the country, dividing it into eleven mineral provinces. The author discusses eight of the more important mining districts in Mexico, which produce fine mineral speci mens. There is also a chronology of historical, geological, and mineralogical events in Mexico. This is followed by a bibliography with over 500 references on the subject.