Crystallographers have an elegant system using definitive notation for describing crystal structures, but it does not serve as well the needs of many others working with crystalline solids. Most chemists, metallurgists, mineralogists, geologists and workers in material sciences need a simple system and notation for describing crystal structures. Structure and Chemistry of Crystalline Solids presents a widely applicable system with simple notation giving important information about the structure and the chemical environment of ions or molecules. It is easily understood and used by those concerned with applications dependent on structure-properties relationships. This book addresses the needs of people working with crystal structures in several fields, while most other books on crystal structures are more than two decades old. Early chapters provide an introduction to crystal structures and symmetry for readers with a variety of backgrounds.