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Title: Peering into the Crystal Fabric of Rocks
Url: http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/viewArticle.do?id=2494
Creator: Hirth, Greg
Publisher: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Description: This Oceanus article describes the work of Greg Hirth, a geologist studying rock deformation and crystallography. It discusses how rocks deform as a function of pressure and heat (called rheology) and includes a short section about the possibility of microbial life in the heat and pressure-induced cracks between crystals. Hyperlinks to related articles are contained within the text of the article. The article also features a list of related links and color images of rocks and minerals under a microscope.
LC Classification: Science -- Chemistry -- Crystallography
Science -- Chemistry -- Organic chemistry -- Polymers. Macromolecules -- Special topics, A-Z -- Rheology
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Structural geology -- Deformation
Science -- Microbiology -- Addresses, essays, lectures
GEM Subject: Science -- Chemistry
Science -- Biology
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Rocks
Chemistry -- Crystals and crystallography
Date Issued: 2004-06-22
Resource Type: Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Rights: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution All rights reserved.
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-06-30 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-05-18 14:44:36 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Microbial Life
Full Record Views: 86
Resource URL Clicks: 11
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