Ron Vernon is widely recognized as an expert in the study of microstructures. In this excellent book, he shares with us his life-long collection of samples, photomicrographs, and knowledge in 606 pages that reveal the richness of microstructures in rocks. This is an excellent book. Get it now!

The book covers the subject of microstructure in five chapters. In “Background,” the starting chapter, Vernon sets up the book and the careful tone that pervades his scientific approach to interpretation of microstructures. Further chapters are divided into microstructures of “sedimentary rocks,” “igneous rocks,” “metamorphic rocks,” and “deformed rocks.” Reflecting Vernon’s own...

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