The boundaries between the various branches of sciences have always been somewhat ill defined and this has served science well. Physics meets Mineralogy is an attempt to highlight the fruits of the application of modern advances in condensed matter physics to mineralogy. The volume is, in fact, subtitled Condensed-Matter Physics in Geosciences, but deals almost exclusively with the behaviour of minerals under the extreme conditions of high pressure and temperature found deep within the Earth. Physics Meets Mineralogy is a multi-author volume and the papers are grouped into five chapters. There is also an introductory chapter by the three...

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