Sunday, 05-Jun-2016 13:56:14 CEST A Short Worlds of history a comparative reader pdf on Books Most books on minerals are field guides and “picture books”. They can help to identify your specimen and to learn something about their properties, but they don’t get you anywhere beyond that.
I strongly recommend to get and read textbooks on geology and mineralogy. They don’t sort minerals just by their color, but deal with the topic systematically. Recommended Books I’d like to recommend a few books that I found worth reading. In accordance with what I’ve written above, some of them are textbooks on geology, and only a few deal specifically with quartz. A well written introductory textbook on physical geology with lots of figures.
The Solid Earth – An Introduction to Global Geophysics, by C. This book has nothing to do with quartz but is about the inner workings of the planet earth, and it clearly addresses expert readers and undergraduate students of geology. However, I had more than one aha experience when reading it, so for those of you who “want to know”, it is listed. This book is a very nice introduction into petrology and its methods and is mentioned because it is a very notable exception from German scientific literature: it has been written with the reader in mind.
The System of Mineralogy of J. The first comprehensive and still best English monography on silica minerals. Die Eigenheiten von Bergkristall, Rauchquarz, Amethyst, Chalcedon, Achat, Opal und anderen Varietäten, by Rudolf Rykart. From the collector’s point of view, still “The Book” on quartz, in particular when it comes to crystal morphology.
As far as I know, there is no recent English quartz monography that is a match for it. The book has unfortunately not yet been translated from German. Silica – Physical behavior, geochemistry and materials applications, by P. This is a collection of reviews on silica structures and properties, including those of quartz, by various authors. The articles are referenced individually in the text of these web pages and are accordingly listed under “Articles”.
The book can be regarded as a scientific publication. Quarz-Monographie – Die Eigenheiten von Bergkristall, Rauchquarz, Amethyst, Chalcedon, Achat, Opal und anderen Varietäten. Mineralogie – Eine Einführung in die spezielle Mineralogie, Petrologie und Lagerstättenkunde. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen, Vol. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, Vol. Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, Vol. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section A, Vol.
Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, Vol. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Vol. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, Beilageband, Vol. Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, Vol. Fluid-Inclusions-Untersuchungen an Kluftquarzen des Unterengadiner Fensters. Mitteilugen der österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, Vol. Journal of Earth System Science, Vol.
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