An introduction to the rock-forming minerals
Longman Scientific & Technical, 1992 - Science - 696 pages
This revised edition has entailed a thorough re-writing of the text, taking account of the impressive advances that have been made in all aspects of earth sciences, particularly mineralogy, over the recent years.
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