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Manual of Mineral Science
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1. INTRODUCTION 2. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MINERALS 3. ELEMENTS OF CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY 4. ASPECTS OF CRYSTAL STRUCTURES 5. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF MINERALS 6. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY: EXTERNAL SYMMETRY OF MINERALS 7. INTERNAL ORDER AND SYMMETRY IN MINERALS 8. CRYSTAL PROJECTIONS 9. SELECTED POINT GROUPS AND FURTHER ASPECTS OF SPACE GROUPS 10. CRYSTAL GROWTH AND DEFECTS; TWINNING, COLOR, AND MAGNETISM 11. MINERAL STABILITY AND PHASE DIAGRAMS 12. POST-CRYSTALLIZATION PROCESSES IN MINERALS 13. OPTICAL MICROSCOPY 14. ANALYTICAL AND IMAGING METHODS IN MINERAL SCIENCE 15. CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY AND SYSTEMATIC DESCRIPTIONS OF NATIVE ELEMENTS, SULFIDES, AND SULFOSALTS 16. CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY AND SYSTEMATIC DESCRIPTIONS OF OXIDES, HYDROXIDES, AND HALIDES 17. CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY AND SYSTEMATIC DESCRIPTIONS OF CARBONATES, NITRATES, BORATES, SULFATES, CHROMATES, TUNGSTATES, MOLYBDATES, PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES AND VANADATES 18. CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY OF ROCK-FORMING SILICATES 19. SYSTEMATIC DESCRIPTIONS OF ROCK-FORMING SILICATES 20. GEM MINERALS 21. MINERAL ASSEMBLAGES: INTRODUCTION TO ROCK TYPES 22. DETERMINATIVE TABLES APPENDIX 1. Outstanding Contributions to the Mineral Sciences APPENDIX 2. Development of Models for the Atom APPENDIX 3. Developing Hermann-Mauguin Symbols for Symmetry Notation APPENDIX 4. Distribution of forms in the 32 Point Groups, Arranged by Crystal System APPENDIX 5. Space Groups as an Expression of Morphology and Structure MINERAL INDEX SUBJECT INDEX

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Dr. Cornelius Klein is the noted academic mineralogist who co-authored, and later took on the monumental task of updating, Dana's original Manual of Mineralogy. James D. Dana (1813 - 1895) graduated from Yale University in 1833. He joined a U.S. exploring expedition to the South Seas (1838 - 42), acting as a geologist and zoologist. His contributions to the American Journal of Science stimulated U.S. geologic inquiry. His research into the formation of the Earth's continents and oceans led him to believe in the progressive evolution of the Earth's physical features over time. By the end of his life he also came to accept the evolution of living things, as articulated by Charles Darwin. During his lifetime, and largely under his leadership, U.S. geology grew from a collection and classification of unrelated facts into a mature science.

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