Here is an ambitious project and clearly a labor of love! The history of mineralogy as a branch of the Earth sciences is a fascinating topic for a book, but how does one tackle such a daunting subject? There are snippets of information to be found here and there, but no one had tackled the big picture in any detail before now. In preparing Historia de la Mineralogía, Prof. Sureda has had to spend an enormous amount of time in libraries. I imagine that his library system at the Universidad Nacional de Salta is not very well endowed with...

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