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dc.contributor.author J. Richard Wilson en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-07T15:25:30Z en
dc.date.available 2016-11-07T15:25:30Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/180345 en
dc.description.abstract This is a free, online textbook offered by Bookboon.com. The first version of this text was written to serve as lecture notes for a first term geology course in "Minerals and Rocks" at Aarhus University in Denmark in 2003. In Aarhus this course is accompanied by a general "Introduction to Geology" course that presents, for example, the structure of the Earth, plate tectonics and paleontology. These topics are therefore not treated here, and some knowledge of the Earth's structure and plate tectonics is assumed. After a brief introduction to the Rock Cycle, this text presents the physical properties of minerals and an introduction to crystallography. The most important rock-forming minerals are then dealt with in a systematic way, followed by the three main rock groups igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. A lecture course in Minerals and Rocks must be accompanied by a parallel sequence of practical classes where, for example, crystal structures, minerals and rock types dealt with in theory are demonstrated in practice. en
dc.title Minerals and Rocks en
dc.type Online Textbook en
dc.date.updated 2016-11-07T15:25:30Z en
dc.description.discipline Science and Technology en
dc.rights.license Unsure en
dc.subject.category Physical Geology en
dc.course.number GEOL 100 en
dc.course.uri http://bookboon.com/en/minerals-and-rocks-ebook en

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