The Manual of Mineral Science is the 22nd edition of a distinguished text that first appeared 155 years ago: the familiar workhorse, Dana’s Manual of Mineralogy. The new edition differs from its immediate predecessors not only by bearing a new title, but also in its order of presentation of topics, and in its authorship, with Prof. Cornelius S. Hurlbut, Jr. (b. 1909), my teacher at Harvard more than 40 years ago, having passed the baton, once shared, to Prof. Klein exclusively.

Much of this revision is the natural outcome of the changing needs for mineralogy by modern professionals, as...

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