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Crystals and the Polarising Microscope: a Handbook for Chemists and Others

Nature volume 135, page 251 (16 February 1935) | Download Citation



SECTIONS 1 and 2 of this book deal with crystal morphology. The information included in the fifty pages is surprisingly complete. It is to be regretted, therefore, that the authors have not made use of the stereographic projection (space could have been found by deleting the recapitulations on pp. 50 and 92). The use of etch-figures in, say, distinguishing between ortho- and clino-pinacoids and these in turn from prisms, might have added to the completeness of this portion of the book. The text is liberally illustrated with clear diagrams. (In Fig. 31, 111 should read 110 and on p. 44, lines 6, 7 and 11 from top should be … 2{100} … 4{101} and …

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