Best Selling Books by Dexter Perkins

Dexter Perkins is the author of Minerals in Thin Section (2004), The United States and the Caribbean (1966), The Monroe Doctrine 1823-1826 (1907), The New Age of Franklin Roosevelt, 1932-1945 (1957) and other 18 books.

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Minerals in Thin Section

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Minerals in Thin Section
"A concise, straightforward, and balanced presentation of the theory and techniques of optical mineralogy. Design fro students to have a hand in the labratory." --Back cover.

The New Age of Franklin Roosevelt, 1932-1945

The New Age of Franklin Roosevelt, 1932-1945
Outlines the impact of Roosevelt's presidency on America's economic, political, social, and diplomatic spheres

Mineralogy

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Mineralogy
Introduces mineralogy within a casual, relevant, and accessible approach. Rather than being dry and dull, the book is oriented to the way readers actually learn a new subject. This represents an entirely new approach to the study of mineralogy. Relating mineralogy to everyday life, the book introduces large, understandable topics first, then explains why the "little things" are important to show how minerals fit into the larger picture. Emphasizes petrology, chemistry, and other sciences not normally considered part of mineralogy to place the subject in context. Presents the history and human aspects of mineralogy with individuals and their contributions that provide an historical context. It also provides short, concise mineral descriptions. A valuable introduction to the study of mineralogy for every reader with an interest in the subject.

Yield of the Years

Yield of the Years
Dexter Perkins was a prominent United States historian and served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of American History at the University of Rochester. Born in Boston, he received his Ph.D. (1914) from Harvard. His first job was teaching at the University of Cincinnati,but he quickly went on to the University of Rochester. Perkins was drafted in World War I and joined the 87th Division; he was commissioned as a first lieutenant and sent to Chaumont, France where the AEF had its headquarters. On his return to civilian life in 1919, he resumed his appointment at the University of Rochester, where he remained on the faculty until 1953. From 1928 to 1932, Perkins was secretary to the American Historical Association. He was also the John L. Senior Professor of American Civilization at Cornell University from 1954 to 1959. He was a former visiting professor at the University of London and Cambridge University. Perkins was the official U.S. historian at the 1945 San Francisco Security Conference that preceded the organization of the United Nations. From 1950-1951, he served as the first president of the Salzburg Global Seminar, a non-profit organization based in Austria whose mission is to develop creative ideas for solving global problems.

The Education of Historians in the United States

Studyguide for Mineralogy by Perkins, Dexter, ISBN 9780130620996

release date: Dec 01, 2009
Studyguide for Mineralogy by Perkins, Dexter, ISBN 9780130620996
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Earth Materials

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Earth Materials
There is a large and growing need for a textbook that can form the basis for integrated classes that look at minerals, rocks, and other Earth materials. Despite the need, no high-quality book is available for such a course. Earth Materials is a wide-ranging undergraduate textbook that covers all the most important kinds of (inorganic) Earth materials. Besides traditional chapters on minerals and rocks, this book features chapters on sediments and stratigraphy, weathering and soils, water and the hydrosphere, and mineral and energy deposits. Introductions to soil mechanics and rock mechanics are also included. This book steers away from the model of traditional encyclopedic science textbooks, but rather exposes students to the key and most exciting ideas and information, with an emphasis on thinking about Earth as a system. The book is written in such a manner as to support inquiry, discovery and other forms of active learning. All chapters start with a short topical story or vignette, and the plentiful photographs and other graphics are integrated completely with the text. Earth Materials will be interesting and useful for a wide range of learners, including geoscience students, students taking mineralogy and petrology courses, engineers, and anyone interested in learning more about the Earth as a system. nette, and the plentiful photographs and other graphics are integrated completely with the text. Earth Materials will be interesting and useful for a wide range of learners, including geoscience students, students taking mineralogy and petrology courses, engineers, and anyone interested in learning more about the Earth as a system.

Charles Evans Hughes and American Democratic Statesmanship

Charles Evans Hughes and American Democratic Statesmanship
The author presents Hughes not only as a remarkable jurist but also as one of the most remarkable statesmen in American history. A well-rounded picture of the man and his career is presented.

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