The authors state that the incentive to write the book on the crystal habits of minerals came from the need for a comprehensive overview of the subject, because the voluminous literature is so widely scattered and because the topic is the professional interest of both authors. They also wish to put forward certain original ideas of their own and personal views on the subject of crystallogenetic trends. The book is based on two original views; the first is the use of structural anisometricity for differentiating principal habit types by differential statistics; the second introduces an extended finite symmetry used for...

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