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Physics and Chemistry of Earth Materials (Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics and Chemistry)

Navrotsky, Alexandra

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ISBN 10: 0521358949 / ISBN 13: 9780521358941
Published by Cambridge University Press, 1994
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Physics and Chemistry of Earth Materials (...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Stressing the fundamental solid state behavior of minerals, and emphasizing both theory and experiment, this text surveys the physics and chemistry of earth materials. The author begins with a systematic tour of crystal chemistry of both simple and complex structures (with completely new structural drawings) and discusses how to obtain structural and thermodynamic information experimentally. Dr. Navrotsky also reviews the quantitative concepts of chemical bonding--band theory, molecular orbit and ionic models. She then covers physical properties and relates microscopic features to macroscopic thermodynamic behavior and treats high pressure phase transitions, amorphous materials and solid state reactions. The author concludes with a look at the interface between mineral physics and materials science. Highly illustrated throughout, this book fills the gap between undergraduate texts and specialized review volumes and is appropriate for students and researchers in earth science and materials science.

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Stressing the fundamental solid state behavior of minerals, and emphasizing both theory and experiment, this text surveys the physics and chemistry of earth materials. It fills the gap between undergraduate texts and specialized review volumes.

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