This is a wonderful book, full of information and thoughts about pegmatites, superbly presented by the Mineralogical Association of Canada. David London visited a pegmatite on his first undergraduate field trip and was “hooked from that point on”. This book is a product of a very productive scientific career focused largely on the study of these intriguing rocks. It is written for a large and diverse audience and draws on a large base; for example, there are 859 references. There are some new topics in this book; the thermal modeling and rheological aspects that are discussed are not a part...

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