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A Practical Guide to Rock Microstructure Paperback – 7 Oct 2004

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  • Paperback: 606 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (7 Oct. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521891337
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521891332
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 3.2 x 24.7 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,625,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"An excellent compendium of extensively illustrated microstructures representing the full spectrum of rock types...Vernon's in-depth treatment of microstructures is a valuable addition to the applied literature...Essential." M.E. McCallum, emeritus, Colorado State University, CHOICE

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The shapes and arrangements of crystals at a microscopic level constitute a rock's 'microstructure'. This book looks at the processes responsible for a wide variety of microstructures and discusses interpretation, potential pitfalls and the latest techniques. Essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students of petrology and structural geology; also for students of materials science.

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