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Their Role in Nature and in Science
1st Edition - January 1, 1964
Author: Charles Bunn
Editors: Henry Booker, D. Allan Bromley, Nicholas Declaris
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Crystals: Their Role in Nature and in Science provides the description of the phenomena and concepts and essential facts and ideas in the study of crystals. The book is divided… Read more
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Crystals: Their Role in Nature and in Science provides the description of the phenomena and concepts and essential facts and ideas in the study of crystals. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 discusses the growth and various forms of crystals. Under this section, topics on the etymology of the word "crystal", the existence of crystals, how crystals grow, stacking patterns, and various crystal symmetries are presented. Part 2 covers the crystal structure and how it interacts with light and X-rays. This part discusses some strange light effects that some crystals make; the production of beautiful and scientifically significant color patterns; the possible types of space patterns in crystals; and the use of X-ray in finding the details of the internal atomic pattern of crystals. Crystallographers and laymen interested in the study and appreciation of crystals will find the book invaluable.
PrefaceGrowth and Form Chapter 1 The Crystal Kingdom Chapter 2 Why Crystals Exist Chapter 3 How Crystals Grow I. The Birth of a Nucleus Chapter 4 How Crystals Grow II. Layer by Layer Chapter 5 Some Stacking Patterns and Their Growth Habits Chapter 6 Symphony of Shapes Chapter 7 Variations on Crystal Themes Chapter 8 JewelsStructure and Interaction with Light and X-rays Chapter 9 The Play of Light Chapter 10 Chromatic Fantasia Chapter 11 Through the Looking Glass Chapter 12 Patterns in Space Chapter 13 X-Ray Revelation: How Atomic Space-Patterns Are Discovered Chapter 14 The Crystals of the Chains of LifeSubject Index