Elementary Crystallography, Vol. 1
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Excerpt from Elementary Crystallography, Vol. 1: Being of General Mineralogy<br><br>The science is closely related to Chemistry, since the objects of its study are definite chemical compounds, all of whose proper ties are believed to be determined by their composition, and to Geology, because their aggregations make up by far the greater portion of the earth's crust - the rocks.<br><br>The principles made use of in the study of minerals are not peculiar to the science of Mineralogy. Since minerals are definite chemical compounds they must be studied in part by chemical methods. The properties by which they are known are partly geometrical and partly physical, and these must be investigated by mathematical and physical processes. Miner alogy is thus not a pure science with methods of study peculiar to itself. It is a mixed science. Its problems are attacked by methods that are borrowed from other sciences and applied to minerals for the purpose of discovering their nature.<br><br>About the Publisher<br><br>Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com<br><br>This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.