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Frank de Wit

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Re: 2018, Back, Fleischer's Glossary of Mineral Species
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 08:24:37 AM »
Here it is! The latest Fleischer's Glossary of Mineral Species, 2018 edition, containing every mineral species currently approved by the International Mineralogical Association: 5,083 valid mineral species, plus another 225 that have been pre-approved by the IMA but for which the formal descriptions have yet to be published. Formula, type locality, crystal system, relationships to other species, and a highly usefully tally of mineral groups are all included. Tough, flexible leatherette covers with a wire-O binding that lays flat on your desk or lab table. This is a book that every mineral collector and mineralogist should keep close at hand.
https://mineralogicalrecord.com/bookdetail.asp?id=153

Fleischer's Glossary of Mineral Species 2018
by Malcolm Back
The new Glossary of Mineral Species 2018 is hot off the press! It is up-to-date and all minerals listed have been officially approved by the International Mineralogical Association. Mineral collectors know that having mineral data at their fingertips is always highly valuable, no matter where they are. A knowledge of what minerals actually are is central to mineral collecting.
 
You may wonder why you should buy an old fashioned book in this age of rampant computerization. There are some good reasons; most obvious is the fact that computers and electrical outlets are not always around when you are contemplating new acquisitions or digging for new specimens. But there are plenty of other inherent advantages as well that will justify your purchase of a Glossary:
   
- Needs no USB cable, power cable or recharging       
   (works  during power outages)
      - Needs no battery or battery back-up system
- No warm-up or boot-up time required
- No compatibility issues to worry about
- Needs no Internet connection (it even works
   underground!)
- Easy to use without an operating manual
- High-speed access available (takes only seconds to
   open and read)
- Highly portable and lightweight, thus always handy
- Requires very little storage space when not in use
- Immune to all viruses, malware, ransomware and
   spyware
- Immune to damage from power surges
- Immune to crashing (never needs a repairman)
- Easy to search (it's alphabetical)
- Easy to annotate (all you need is a pencil)
- Cannot be accidentally deleted
- The data cannot be corrupted
- Cannot be hacked; your notes and inventory check
   marks are secure
- Cannot be tracked, no matter where you go
- Readable outdoors in full-sunlight
- Nearly unbreakable (it's even flexible)
- Inexpensive (not likely to be stolen from your luggage)
 
We use the Glossary constantly in the Mineralogical Record offices, even while sitting in front of our computers. So give some thought and some respect to the humble book; it's a format that has stood the test of time.

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2018, Back, Fleischer's Glossary of Mineral Species
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 08:21:49 AM »
Malcolm E. Back
Fleischer's Glossary of Mineral Species

Softcover
424 pages
12th edition
Published by Mineralogical Record
Dimensions 6.5 x 9 (inches)
2018
https://mineralogicalrecord.com/bookdetail.asp?id=153

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