The Study of Rocks

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    PROS. SHAND has written a clear and well-proportioned account of modern petrography, which instructs the beginner along sound lines and is well worth reading by mature students. Nearly two-thirds of the book is devoted to igneous rocks, and both in this section and in those dealing with the sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, the treatment of rock-forming minerals, and classification, reveals the author's remarkable capability for adequate summarisation.

    The Study of Rocks.

    By Prof. S. J. Shand. Pp.xi + 224. (London: Thomas Murby and Co.; New York: D. Van Nostrand Co., 1931.) 6s. net.

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    The Study of Rocks . Nature 129, 79 (1932) doi:10.1038/129079a0

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