In recent years, crystallographic techniques have found application in a wide range of subjects, and these applications in turn have lead to exciting developments in the field of crystallography itself. This new textbook offers an introduction to these developments, and for the first time provides, in a single volume, a comprehensive and accessible overview of modern crystallography. The text offers a rigorous treatment of theory and describes experimental applications in many fields. These are covered in chapters on crystal structure and methods of its determination, symmetry, crystallographic computing, X-ray diffraction, protein crystallography, and crystal physics.
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C. Giacovazzo, Professor of Mineralogy, Department of Geomineralogy, University of Bari.Review:
'The authors of this book are to be congratulated on producing a text that is impressive in scope and detail, up to date and for the most part very readable ... this is an ambitious work that could become a classic with slight expansion and restructuring. Furthermore, the paperback pice is well within the reach of even a student budget, making it exceptionally good value for money.' Times Higher Education Supplement
'the high quality of the translation should ensure it a significantly wider audience than that reached by the original ... a text that can be used with profit in its entirety but from which instructors and students can select according to their particular interests ... This is a remarkable text. It is a tribute at once to the wider reach of crystallography over many branches of science and to the contemporary vigor and vitality of Italian crystallography and crystallographers ... The book contains a wealth of information, easily accessible through the use of boldface for key terms in the main text, and there is a high level of mathematical rigor in the treatment of the core topics.' Robert F. Bryan, Acta Crystallographica
'In nine chapters a comprehensive account of a number of modern crystallographic subjects is presented. This textbook will be a useful guide to modern crystallography not only for students of all disciplines that cover crystallography but also for experienced scientists who are not so familiar with all aspects of modern crystallography.' W. Steurer, Universitat Hannover, Advanced Materials, 1993, 5, No. 10
'the book succeeds in giving a comprehensible account of modern crystallography, and can be highly recommended to all practising crystallographers.' M.F. Mackay, La Trobe University, Chemistry in Australia, November 1993
`It draws a good balance between the new and the old in providing a toolbox of techniques and insights for the beginning practitioner. As a general but comprehensive resource, it can also benefit workers from other fields who have occasional needs for specialized information or who just want to broaden their interests ... the editor has done an excellent job of bringing together the individual contributions into a coherent whole ... Overall I can recommend the book as a valuable addition to the general bookshelf. It brings together in one place a wealth of material that is either out of print or is, in some cases, not otherwise published in such a clear and concise manner.' American Scientist, Vol 82, Jan/Feb 1994
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