Patricia M. Dove, James J. De Yoro, and Steve Weiner (Eds.), 2003, Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Vol. 54, Mineralogical Society of America, Washington, D.C., USA, xiii + 381 p. (Paperback, US $36.00) ISBN:093995066-9.

Biomineralization continues to develop as one of the most creative and diverse interdisciplinary fields of science. Although chemists, biologists, paleontologists, earth scientists, and materials scientists often have pursued their own questions in disciplinary isolation, some of the most exciting advances in biomineralization have occurred when the disparate disciplines have set aside their traditional differences in the pursuit of common questions. The argument for bridging separate disciplinary...

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