Introduction to Optical Mineralogy
William D. Nesse
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Every advanced undergraduate in geology must learn how to use a microscope to study rocks and minerals. This well-written, lucid introduction to optical mineralogy combines in one volume both an easy-to-follow explanation of optical theory and a clear detailed description of rocks and minerals. In addition, the author provides an appendix on sample preparation and a useful set of identification tables. A well-written, comprehensive introduction to optical mineralogy.