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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 Feb-2020

Deep Carbon: Past to Present (2020) Edited by Beth N. Orcutt, Isabelle Daniel, Rajdeep Dasgupta Cambridge University Press

Determination of Toxic Organic Chemicals in Natural Waters, Sediments and Soils: Determination and Analysis (2019) T.R. Crompton Academic Press

RIMG Volume 85: Reactive Transport in Natural and Engineered Systems (2019) Jennifer Druhan and Christophe Tournassat, editors MSA

Geochronology and Thermochronology (2017) By Peter W. Reiners, Richard W. Carlson, Paul R. Renne, Kari M. Cooper, Darryl E. Granger, Noah M. McLean, and Blair Schoene Wiley

Recently Published Reviews

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

Tony Barber
Geological Belts, Plate Boundaries, and Mineral Deposits in Myanmar. (2017) By Andrew Mitchell. Elsevier.
American Mineralogist (2020) 105 (2): 287–288.

Elizabeth Johnson
A Practical Guide to Rock Microstructure, 2nd edition. By Ron H. Vernon. (2019) Cambridge University Press
American Mineralogist 2019, Vol.104, 1531.

Yanying Chen
Understanding Minerals and Crystals (2015) By Terence McCarthy and Bruce Cairncross. Struik Nature (Penguin Random House South Africa)
American Mineralogist 2019, Vol.104, 1530.

Daniel Hummer
An Introduction to X-ray Physics, Optics, and Applications by Carolyn MacDonald
American Mineralogist (2019) 104 (6): 914.

Alexander Gysi
Thermodynamics of Natural Systems: Theory and Applications in Geochemistry and Environmental Science, 3rd edition. By Greg Anderson.
American Mineralogist (2019) 104 (4): 630.

Elizabeth Johnson
Mineralogy of Uranium and Thorium. By Robert J. Lauf. Schiffer Publishing.
American Mineralogist (2019) 104 (3): 463.

Elmi Chiara
Infrared and Raman Spectroscopies of Clay Minerals, Volume 8, Developments in Clay Science, 1st Edition. Edited by Will Gates, J. Theo Kloprogge, Jana Madejova, and Faïza Bergaya.
American Mineralogist (2019) 104 (1): 162-163.

Giuliani Gaston
Les Minéraux: Sciences et collections. (2016) By J.-Cl. Boulliard. CNRS Editions. ISBN: 978-2-271-09059-1
American Mineralogist (2018) 103 (9): 1520.

Jonathan D. Price
Minerals: Their Constitution and Origin, Second Edition. (2016) By Hans-Rudolf Wenk and Andrey Bulakh. Cambridge University Press.
American Mineralogist (2018) 103 (8): 1349-1350.

Michael W. Foerster
Thermodynamics of Geothermal Fluids, RIMG Volume 76. Edited by Andri Stefánsson, Thomas Driesner, and Pascale Bénézeth (2013) Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry
American Mineralogist (2018) 103 (6): 1006-1007.

Alexander M. Wilson
Glaciovolcanism on Earth and Mars: Products, Processes and Paleoenvironmental Significance. (2016) By Smellie John L. and Edwards Benjamin R. Cambridge University Press.
American Mineralogist (2018) 103 (5): 836.

Claire L. Cooper
Global Volcanic Hazards and Risk. (2015) Edited by Susan C. Loughlin, Steve Sparks, Sarah K. Brown, Susanna F. Jenkins, Charlotte Vye-Brown et al. Cambridge University Press.
American Mineralogist (2018) 103 (4): 664.

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


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:

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