Springer Textbooks in Earth Sciences, Geography and Environment

Mineralogy

An Introduction to Minerals, Rocks, and Mineral Deposits

Authors: Okrusch, Martin, Frimmel, Hartwig

  • Presents a translation of the classic German textbook of Mineralogy and Petrology
  • Serves as didactic guide to the principles of mineralogical processes
  • Includes numerous figures and tables
  • Provides a detailed description of the genesis of mineral resources
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-57316-7
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-57314-3
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About this Textbook

This book presents a translation and update of the classic German textbook of Mineralogy and Petrology that has been published for decades. It provides an introduction to mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry, discussing the principles of mineralogy, including crystallography, chemical bonding, and physical properties, and the genesis of minerals in a didactic and understandable way. Illustrated with numerous figures and tables, it also features several sections dedicated to the genesis of mineral resources. The textbook reflects the authors’ many years of experience and is ideal for use in lectures on mineralogy and petrology.

About the authors

Martin Okrusch was born in 1934 in Guben, Germany, and studied Geosciences at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Würzburg, Bavaria. After having obtained his doctoral degree in 1961 and his Dr. rer. nat. habil. in 1968, he worked as a guest researcher at the University of California at Berkeley in 1968/1969 and became an associate professor at the University of Cologne in 1970. He was a full professor at the Technical University of Braunschweig from 1972 to 1982, and at the University of Würzburg from 1982 until his retirement in 2000. Since then he has continued to work on research projects in metamorphic and igneous petrology.

Hartwig Frimmel, born in 1960 in Linz, Austria, received his PhD in Geology and Petrology from the University of Vienna in 1987. Since 2004 he has been a full professor at the University of Würzburg, Bavaria, where he holds the Chair in Geodynamics and Geomaterials Research. He is an honorary research associate at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where he rose from lecturer to associate professor between 1989 and 2004. From 1998 to 2004 he was the leader of the Earth Science subprogramme of the South African National Antarctic Programme. He is a former president of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) and advisor at the national and European level on matters concerning mineral deposits. His main research interests range from economic geology, metamorphic petrology, Precambrian palaeoclimate and palaeogeography, to sedimentary geochemistry and the role of early life in metallogenesis.

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eBook $64.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: September 26, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-662-57316-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: August 29, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-662-57314-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mineralogy
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Minerals, Rocks, and Mineral Deposits
Authors
Series Title
Springer Textbooks in Earth Sciences, Geography and Environment
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-57316-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-57316-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-57314-3
Series ISSN
2510-1307
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 492
Number of Illustrations and Tables
176 b/w illustrations, 327 illustrations in colour
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