This is a superb summary of the present state of knowledge about aspects of the amphiboles with emphasis on recent advances in understanding. It brings the 1981 Review (Volume 9), in this series up to date. There are 13 chapters whose titles summarize the content of the book: (1) Amphiboles: crystal chemistry; (2) Classification of the amphiboles; (3) New amphibole compositions: natural and synthetic; (4) Long-range order in amphiboles; (5) Short-range order in amphiboles; (6) Non-ambient in situ studies of amphiboles; (7) The synthesis and stability of some end-member amphiboles; (8) The significance of the reaction path in synthesizing single-phase...

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