The fourth edition of Introduction to Optical Mineralogy has been thoroughly revised and updated to increase reading comprehension and improve the clarity of its illustrations. Author William D. Nesse continues his detailed discussions of the petrographic microscope, the nature and properties of light, and the behavior of light in isotropic and anisotropic minerals, with detailed coverage of uniaxial and biaxial optics. Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in optical mineralogy, this accessible text is also an essential resource for petrology and petrography courses.
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
Revised mineral descriptions, including new data that is consistent with current classification systems
Greater emphasis on color-blindness issues
Additional coverage of the historical roots of optical mineralogy
Additional minerals described in detail
A new interference color chart with superior color rendition