Books about rocks

The Nature and Origin of Granite
The granitic rocks outcrop abundantly throughout the continents, often forming the cores of mountain chains, and their nature and origin has intrigued earth scientists for hundreds of years. Now that we know that granites for the most part are produced by melting in the deep crust, their appearance in the upper crust provides a way of sampling these otherwise inaccessible depths - not only to learn of the composition of this crustal understory but how it was constructed through time. There is still much to discover, especially concerning the physics and chemistry of the complicated processes of granite generation, and it is the purpose of this book to highlight the existing enigmas.

Physical Properties of Rocks, Volume 8: A workbook
'Physical Properties of Rocks - a Workbook' is a symbiosis of a brief description of physical fundamentals of rock properties (based on typical experimental results and relevant theories and models) with a guide for practical use of different theoretical concepts. For this purpose a companion web site contains a selection of model based equations in excel worksheets for practical application and training by the user to work with his own data (or to ''play" in order to demonstrate the effects of various input information and to demonstrate the effects of various input information in petrophysical work. In two special chapters the problem of relationships between petrophysical parameters based on various model concepts is presented as a foundation for combined interpretation. This part also contains the author's 'structured model'. The workbook is a result of the more than 40 years experience of the author in teaching at universities and industrial courses.
Industrial Minerals & Rocks: Commodities, Markets, and Uses
Newly revised and expanded, this long-awaited 7th edition of Industrial Minerals and Rocks builds on the strengths of the earlier editions but adds significant new content—ensuring the continued relevance of this classic text. This widely read global reference tool is one of the most authoritative sources for timely information on industrial minerals and rocks, the markets they serve, and their multitude of uses. Changes in the global economy have greatly impacted the mining, processing, and marketing of industrial minerals. Additionally, the development of new technologies and a globalization of the customer base have driven fast-paced innovation in processing, packaging, transporting, and end use. The new edition examines these important and diverse changes and their complex ramifications in the world of industrial minerals and rocks.