The focus of this new textbook is very much on a modern view of mineral sciences with an emphasis of minerals in the context of mineral forming environments. The book fills the gap in the market between Introduction to Mineral Sciences by Andrew Putnis (also published by Cambridge University Press) and the more traditional mineralogy textbooks like Klein’s Mineral Sciences or Nesse’s Introduction to Mineralogy. Putnis’ Introduction to Mineral Sciences is arguably the most innovative and important book written in mineralogy in the last 30 years, but it was not written as an undergraduate textbook for geologists and is...

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