A little dictionary of crystallography

odc_frontcoverA paperback edition of the Online Dictionary of Crystallography has been released and will be available at the IUCr booth in Montreal at the special price of 16 CAD (11 EUR, 9 GBP). To reserve your copy for collection at the Congress, please send us an email (reservedict@iucr.org).

The book is produced by the IUCr Commission on Crystallographic Nomenclature as a contribution to the outreach activities of IYCr2014, and is edited by André Authier and Gervais Chapuis.

Edited by André Authier and Gervais Chapuis

The 252-page paperback book A Little Dictionary of Crystallography is a printed snapshot of the contents of the Online Dictionary of Crystallography. The Online Dictionary arose from a suggestion by Professor André Authier, a former IUCr President and Chair of the IUCr Commission on Crystallographic Nomenclature between 2002 and 2014. It has gradually been building into a compendium of 'official' IUCr definitions of crystallographic terms. Its primary goal is to be a reference for authors and referees of IUCr Journals and for research professionals in general: but it will also be useful to students and to the general public.

Sample pages may be examined by clicking on this PDF download.

The book is now available at a specially discounted rate of 16 CAD (11 EUR, 9 GBP) from http://tinyurl.com/little-dictionary.

This book contains the definitions in the Online Dictionary, current as of 8 July 2014. The online definitions can be found at the web address http://reference.iucr.org/dictionary.