Biomineralization. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Volume 54. Patricia M. Dove, James J. De Yoreo, and Steve Weiner, Editors. Pp. 381. 2003. Price: $36.00 MSA, GS, and CMS members $27.00.

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...

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