In 1977 the Mineralogical Society of America published the first major volume on natural zeolites that served as notes for a short course held in Seattle. This reviewer is delighted to welcome this new volume after such a long gap and to note that so many aspects of the research and knowledge related to the study of these fascinating minerals are covered.

The book is dived into four sections. The first of these contains five chapters describing zeolite crystal chemistry (two), their geochemical stability, isotope geochemistry, and one devoted to the relationship between clinoptilolite and heulandite. There is some overlap...

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