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Wanted: A few good book reviewers!

Please contact the Book review editor or if you would like to review one of the books on this list, or another relevant title. Keep the book as a perk for your time and effort. Am Min book reviews tend to be 500 and 1500 words in length. Expected turnaround time is 3-6 months, ideally, from receipt of the book.

Books Available for Review

updated March-2018

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopies of Clay Minerals (2017) By W.P. Gates, J.T. Kloprogge, J. Madejova, and F. Bergaya, Eds. Developments in Clay Science Series, F. Bergaya Ed., Elsevier

Thermodynamics of Natural Systems: Theory and Applications in Geochemistry and Environmental Science, 3rd Edition (2017) By Greg Anderson Cambridge University Press

Earth Materials 2nd Edition, Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology (2016) By Cornelis Klein and Anthony Philpotts Cambridge

Mineralogy of Uranium and Thorium (2016) By Robert J. Lauf Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

Understanding Minerals & Crystals (2015) By Terence McCarthy and Bruce Cairncross Penguin Random House South Africa (Struik Nature)

Recently Published Reviews

This is a listing of recent book reviews published in American Mineralogist.

Kirsten Siebach
The International Atlas of Mars Exploration: From Spirit to Curiosity: Volume 2
American Mineralogist, v. 103 (1): 179.

Reto Gieré
Amazonite: Mineralogy, Crystal Chemistry, and Typomorphism by Mikhail Ostrooumov
American Mineralogist, v. 102, i. 8, p. 1767-1768

Chen Zhu
Geochemical Rate Models: An Introduction to Geochemical Kinetics by J. Donald Rimstidt
American Mineralogist, v. 102, i. 4, p. 921-922

Katherine Byerly
Oxygen: A Four Billion Year History by Donald E. Canfield
American Mineralogist, v. 102, i. 4, p. 923

Maureen Long
Geophysical Data Analysis: Discrete Inverse Theory (MATLAB Edition), Third edition.
American Mineralogist, v. 102, i. 1, p. 231

David Van Acken
Highly Siderophile and Strongly Chalcophile Elements in High-Temperature Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry, RIMG Volume 81, ed. by Jason Harvey and James M.D. Day
American Mineralogist, v. 101, i. 11, p. 2576

Catherine A. Peters
Pore-Scale Geochemical Processes, RIMG Volume 80, ed. by Carl I. Steefel, Simon Emmanuel, and Lawrence M. Anovitz
American Mineralogist, v. 101, i. 11, p. 2574-2575

James A. Saunders
Mineral Resources, Economics and the Environment, 2nd edition by Stephen E. Kesler and Adam C. Simon
American Mineralogist, v. 101, i. 10, p. 2363-2364

Michael W. Foerster
Layered Intrusions, ed. by Bernard Charlier, Olivier Namur, Rais Latypov, and Christian Tegner
American Mineralogist, v. 101, i. 10, p. 2361-2362

Florie Caporuscio
Gems & Crystals From One of the World’s Great Collections by George E. Harlow and Anna S. Sofianides
American Mineralogist, v. 101, i. 9, p. 2132

Florie Caporuscio
Dangerous Neighbors: Volcanoes and Cities
American Mineralogist, v. 101, i. 4, p. 1020

John C. Schumacher
A Pictorial Guide to Metamorphic Rocks in the Field
American Mineralogist, January 2016, v. 101, p. 238-239

Joan E. Thomas
Arsenic: Environmental Geochemistry, Mineralogy, and Microbiology, RIMG Volume 79.
American Mineralogist, October 2015, v. 100, p. 2363-2364

Nick Teanby
Geodynamics, Third edition. By Donald L. Turcotte, Gerald Schubert. (2014) Cambridge University Press.
American Mineralogist, August-September 2015, v. 100, p. 2014-2015

Wolf-Achim Kahl
Essentials of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
American Mineralogist, July 2015, v. 100, p. 1655

Michael Cosca
Advances in 40Ar/39Ar Dating: From Archaeology to Planetary Sciences
American Mineralogist, February-March 2015, v. 100, p. 664


Am Min is published 8 times annually, both online and in print. If have a title you want to be reviewed, please send a review copy to:

Christine Elrod, Assistant Editor (American Mineralogist), Mineralogical Society of America,
3635 Concorde Parkway, Ste. 500, Chantilly, VA 20151-1110, U.S.A.

updated August-6-2015