Introduction to Optical Mineralogy by William D. Nesse, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Meteoritical Society, Printed in USA. Book Review. Introduction to optical mineralogy, by William D. Nesse. Third edition. Oxford University Press, The third edition of Introduction to Optical Mineralogy provides comprehensive coverage of the optical properties of minerals. It describes in detail more than .

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Revised chapters on optical theory discuss the petrographic microscope, the nature and properties of light, the behavior of light in isotropic and anisotropic materials, and uniaxial and biaxial anisotropic optics. Mike Lawson rated it really liked it Mar 21, Contains numerous photomicrographs and revised illustrations throughout. Introduction to Optical Mineralogy. Jeffrey rated it liked it Jun 07, Feb 01, Iloivar rated it really liked it T Lists with This Book.

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Book ratings by Goodreads. It describes in detail more than common rock-forming minerals and a selection of ore minerals. Tat rated it ndsse was amazing Jul 16, Open Preview See a Problem?

It contains valuable coverage of the minfralogy properties of minerals, as well as up-to-date descriptions of common rock-forming minerals. Elsa rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Identification Tables Appendix C: Thoroughly revised to include recent developments in the field, the book includes step-by-step procedures to guide students through the determination of all optical properties by which minerals are routinely identified with a petrographic microscope.

New to this Edition -Revised mineral descriptions, including new data that is consistent with current classification systems -Greater emphasis on color-blindness issues -Additional coverage of the historical roots of optical mineralogy -Additional minerals described in detail -A new interference color chart with superior color rendition -Updated references.


Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in optical mineralogy, this accessible text is also an essential resource for petrology and petrography courses. I’d recommend using this book with a different color chart.

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