This is a textbook that I wish had been available to me when I took mineralogy 30 years ago. The book is the most complete mineralogy reference I have encountered for undergraduate students. The author makes a point of mentioning that he has tried to make this edition more “user friendly” and Kase Klein has certainly succeeded. The book even has an enclosed CD-ROM that succinctly condenses many of the major portions of the text with useful added features for presentation on a PC.

The true strength of this book is in the depth of information available and the clear...

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