Biomineralization. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Volume 54. Patricia M. Dove, James J. De Yoreo, and Steve Weiner, Editors. Pp. 381. 2003. Price:
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Biomineralization has become a field unto itself, important to geologists of
many stripes beyond traditional mineralogists and paleontologists, as this
timely volume attests. Card-carrying paleontologists, who investigate the
remarkable mineralized creatures and contributed a time scale for evolution and
geology, have been joined by many other scientists, especially those whose prime
focus is on biogeochemistry. Rightly, the Mineralogical Society...