This book has a great title. It reflects the important impact that physics has had on mineral sciences over many years, and which continues to develop. Not only does the international mineral sciences community now exploit many experimental and theoretical tools that were originally developed within the physics community for the study of mineral behaviour and properties, but the field of mineral sciences has had great success in attracting physicists, as well as chemists and others across the physical sciences, who are struck by the intellectual fertility to be found in the study of minerals. The list of experimental techniques...

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