By H. H. Read F.R.S. (auth.)
The final thorough revision of Rutley's components of Mineralogy seemed because the twenty third variation in 1936. In next versions, an attempt to maintain abreast with the good development within the technological know-how used to be made by way of small (and frequently awkward) changes and, particularly, via the addition of an autonomous bankruptcy at the atomic constitution of minerals. For this current version, the whole re-setting of the publication has made attainable not just the mixing of the extra bankruptcy on atomic constitution into its right position within the bills of the chemical and actual homes of minerals, but in addition wide rewriting and rearrangement of the cloth within the first a part of the ebook. To this half, additionally, has been extra a quick bankruptcy at the type of minerals. within the moment half, the Descrip tion of Minerals, a number of, if no longer so large, differences and modernisations were brought. a few dozen new figures were extra, usually within the early a part of the publication. extra in particular, the most important adjustments during this re-creation are the next. The digital constitution of atoms offers the advisor traces for the total account of mineral-chemistry; extra goods drawback the electrochemical sequence, of curiosity within the incidence and metallurgical remedy of ores, and chemical research. at the actual aspect, the dependence of actual houses of minerals on their atomic constitution is emphasised and, furthermore, a short account of radioactivity and isotopic age-determination is given.