Manuals of Elementary Science—Crystallography

    Abstract

    THIS excellent little manual satisfies a want long felt, for, up to the present time, there was no book in which a general knowledge of the system of crystallography, first developed by Prof. Miller in his “Treatise on Crystallography,”1839, could be obtained. Prof. Miller's treatise and Tract are mainly occupied with the methods of calculation, and require a considerable knowledge of trigonometry. The manual before us aims at doing for these books what the crystyllographic introduction to Naumann's “Mineralogie”does for his “Lehrbuch der Krystallographie.”It therefore avoids all the analysis used in the calculation of crystals, and limits itself to explaining the elementary geometrical principles involved in the representation of the faces by indices.

    Manuals of Elementary Science—Crystallography.

    By H. P. Gurney. (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1878.)

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