Collector's Guide to Silicate crystal structures - Structure Morphology Habit
Robert J. Lauf
Schiffer Publishing Ltd. (2010)
In Collection
Crystallography, Mineralogy, Quartz
Paperback 9780764335792
Over 140 color photos, diagrams, and text reveal the crystal structures, habits, names, and changing family relationships of silicate crystals. This thorough guide provides an introduction to crystallography, the current classification of silicate structures, and reviews orthosilicates, disilicates, chain silicates, sheet silicates, and framework silicates. Explore different ways the silicate tetrahedron can be arranged and great diversity of structures that result. Crystal structure is presented with drawings of ideal crystal forms and photographs of real crystals. In this way, mineral collectors can better understand the interplay between atomic arrangements and external habits, and ultimately develop an eye for recognizing crystal symmetry. This book is a must for all serious collectors of minerals.
Product Details
LoC Classification QD921 .L335 2010
LoC Control Number 2010934363
Dewey 548.075
Series Schiffer Earth Science Monographs
Issue No. 9
No. of Pages 96
Height x Width 279 x 216  mm
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Location C 8
Purchase Price 18.00 CHF
Purchase Date décembre 2013
Condition Like new
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