Press Release Tasa announces new digital book series on Mineralogy for iPad and Mac Mar 06, 2014 in Educational The Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy digital textbook series for iPad and Mac is specifically designed to take full advantage of digital media technology to empower students and teachers of mineralogy. Search for minerals by selecting physical properties, optical properties, Dana number, Dana class, or many other classification and occurrence criteria. Written by Melinda Darby Dyar and Mickey E. Gunter, this textbook is illustrated by Dennis Tasa and available for iPad and Mac on iBooks. [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 Device Requirements: 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. ### Karen Tasa Vice President United States