"Every geological library should have a copy and I suspect most mineralogists and petrologists will purchase personal copies. Very highly recommended."
Geological Magazine, 135 (3)
This latest volume in the second edition of Rock-Forming Minerals deals mainly with the amphiboles, but sections have been added on deerite, howieite and multiple-chain silicates (biopyriboles). Rock-Forming Minerals is a standard reference work for professionals in mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry, as well as having a wide appeal as a reference work for postgraduate research students and research workers in related fields.