Jeffrey H. American Mineralogist ; 97 4 : — Their book provides a clearly written and well-illustrated overview of mineralogy and petrology that is suitable for an undergraduate audience. Earth Materials begins with three chapters on crystal chemistry and crystallography that cover all of the basics, giving greater emphasis to macroscopic features Shibboleth Sign In.
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Minerals and rocks form the foundation of geologic studies.
Excellent textbooks currently exist in mineralogy, igneous petrology, sedimentary petrology and metamorphic petrology. It is not our intention to compete with these textbooks.
However, many universities have compressed separate mineralogy and petrology courses into a one- or two-semester Earth Materials course.
Presently, no textbook adequately addresses the needs of an Earth Materials course. We have developed a textbook that encompasses the study of minerals, rocks as well as soil and water.
This Earth Materials textbook is geared towards a one- or two-semester Earth Materials course, a combined mineralogy and petrology course, and can also be used by environmental scientists, engineering geologists, planners and laypersons interested in learning about minerals, rocks, soil and water in a comprehensive framework.
We have attempted to create a readable, well illustrated textbook that is comprehensible and that weaves different disciplines into one cohesive fabric. Read more Read less. Review "The textbook is comprehensive in some respects; there are two and a half pages on luster and streak, and many minerals are documented that Hefferan and O'Brien have accomplished this task with Earth Materials. Tepper, American Mineralogist, Volume 97, Married Anita, 40 years with two sons Tyler, 30 and Owen, Born 10 Dec.
Parents were teachers, so summers were spent with family travelling throughout the west, imbuing me with a passion for the natural world. Discovered a passion for working with students as a teaching assistant at Miami University Ohio and combined the two passions in a career teaching geological sciences at New Jersey City University. A sedimentologist by training, I took over responsibility for mineralogy, petrology and structure courses when a colleague departed.
The Earth Materials text is in part the result of that serendipitous occurrence. Read more. No customer reviews. How does Amazon calculate star ratings? The machine learned model takes into account factors including: the age of a review, helpfulness votes by customers and whether the reviews are from verified purchases.
Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. Book has great info, but what's up with the black and white pictures? It's Who can tell the difference between them by shades alone? Not me.. I ended up supplementing this book with Google, so maybe not worth the money I paid for it, ya know, because Google is free anyway.
This book is great for after you have taken a couple lower level geology classes. It fills in the gaps in a variety of topics from volcanology, hydrology, and mineralogy. It will help you study for your exams as well.
Nice textbook overall. While I felt some of the material leaned on the wordy side I prefer more concise texts , concepts were explained well. There are, however, quite a few typos in text and in charts and some misinformation. They are minor. This book is challenging.
It gives one a good mental workout. I am using it in a geology class. This book has many useful graphs to help explain the earth processes. Great book! Go to Amazon. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. DPReview Digital Photography.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Minerals and rocks form the foundation of geologic studies. Excellent textbooks currently exist in mineralogy, igneous petrology, sedimentary petrology and metamorphic petrology. It is not our intention to compete with these textbooks.
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