March 6, 2014 in Educational (E)
[prMac.com] Taos, New Mexico - The Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy series is specifically designed to take full advantage of digital media technology to empower students and teachers of mineralogy. Using color photographs, illustrations, movies, 3D models that can be rotated, interactive diagrams, and review questions, this series makes a challenging subject approachable. This new digital series is published by Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc., in association with the Mineralogical Society of America. Chapters currently available in the Textbook category on iBooks are:
Preface - Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy
Chapter 1 - The Essence of Mineralogy
Chapter 2 - Hand Sample Identification
Chapter 3 - Crystal Chemistry
Chapter 4 - Crystallography
Chapter 5 - Optical Mineralogy
Chapter 6 - Systematic Mineralogy
Chapter 7 - Chemistry of the Elements
Chapter 8 - Bonding and Packing in Minerals
Chapter 9 - Chemical Analysis of Minerals
Chapter 10 - Mineral Formulas
Chapter 11 - Introduction to Symmetry
Chapter 12 - Symmetry
To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 5.1 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.
Pricing and Availability:
Individual chapters are available separately for as low as $3.99 (USD). Pick and choose the chapters you need for your class. Additional chapters will be available soon. Visit our web page for more information, or search for "Dyar, Gunter, Tasa" on iBooks.
In addition to producing iOS apps and multi-touch books, Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc. produces award-winning interactive, educational CD-ROMs covering planetary geology, plate tectonics, topographic maps, rocks and minerals, weather and climate, the processes that shape Earth's surface, and more. Copyright (C) 2014 Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.