Ron Vernon’s A Practical Guide to Rock Microstructure is a very clearly written and well-illustrated book. The goals of the author are pretty much implied in the book’s title as a text that can assist the reader in accurately observing and interpreting the microstructures seen in thin-sections of rock. To this end I think the book succeeds admirably. The book is pitched for advanced undergraduates and first-year graduate students who need an introduction to this very complex and much studied aspect of geology, and I think it would be an appropriate source for professionals whose work may require a review...

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