This book is an exhaustive study of the realm of pegmatites, the exotic late-stage crystallized products of predominately granitic intrusives. So much for the simple explanation of the content of this volume. David London brings this subject to life in such captivating detail that it was literally hard to put down. His mix of taut scientific dialog and straightforward, down-to-earth descriptions make it a joy to read this special publication involving a very complex subject. The inclusion of verbatim text from other researchers in the field, wry humor, and historic quotes put in the context of pegmatite genesis, and the...

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