Crystals

2nd edition

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Gordon Cressey and Ian Mercer

This second edition of Crystals provides an up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the world of crystalline materials.

ISBN:
978 0 565 09145 3
Format:
Paperback
Price:
£7.95
Published:
August 1999
Size:
200 x 210 mm
Extent:
60 pp
Illustrations:
Colour throughout
Publisher:
Natural History Museum

Details

Crystals grow everywhere, deep within the Earth and upon its surface, in the laboratory and even inside our own bodies. They grow, react, dissolve or transform depending on the surrounding conditions. The shape, colour and sparkle of a crystal will always fascinate. This book explores the diversity of crystals, from natural to synthetic, inorganic to biological, and highlights the special properties of crystals that make them so useful.

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Authors

Gordon Cressey is a researcher in Mineral Sciences at the Natural History Museum with 25 years of research experience in mineralogy and crystallography. He gained his BSc and PhD from Manchester University, and lectured in mineralogy at Oxford University for six years before joining the Museum in 1983. His research involves the use of X-rays to investigate crystal structures in the Museum’s laboratories and also using the UK’s synchrotron radiation source at Daresbury.

Ian Mercer was employed for over 25 years at the British Geological Survey, the Geological Museum and the Natural History Museum. During that time he contributed to numerous exhibitions and books. He is currently Director of Education at the Gemmological Society.

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