A comprehensive student textbook from MSA has to be regarded as a major publishing event for mineralogy. This substantial book, 700+ A4 size pages, by Darby Dyar and Mickey Gunter, with illustrations by Dennis Tasa, starts with a lengthy Preface (which we are exhorted to read in the preamble to Chapter 1) which explains how it differs from a ‘traditional mineralogy textbook’. It contains “(1) an integrated DVD-ROM with colour animations of all the figures; (2) a searchable printable mineral database is included on the same DVD-ROM; (3) we use modern pedagogy; (4) it is written so that the more...

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