The Fundamentals of Mineralogy is a rightful successor of the textbook Mineralogy with Essentials of Crystallography, the first edition of which was published in 1989. The first and subsequent editions have “survived” through many generations of students, evolving into what can be considered one of the most comprehensive, yet concise mineralogy texts for undergraduates. Although the book retains the structure adopted in the previous editions, many important amendments have been made in the sections exploring the practical aspects of our science, i.e. applied, environmental, technological and biological mineralogy. The number of drawings and diagrams has been increased from 138...

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