Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy
Melinda Darby Dyar; Mickey E. Gunter
Mineralogical Society of America (2008)
In Collection
Mineralogy, Optic
Paperback 9780939950812
Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy is a college-level textbook designed for courses in rocks and minerals, mineralogy, and optical mineralogy. It covers crystallography, crystal chemistry, systematic mineralogy, and optical mineralogy. The textbook is organized to facilitate spiral learning, with introductory through advanced chapters on each of these four topics. A chapter on hand sample identification is also included.
Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy is now available not only in print in paperback with DVD-ROM but as an engaging new series of chapters for iPad and Mac on iBooks. Either way, it's the same great textbook written by Melinda Darby Dyar and Mickey E. Gunter, illustrated by Dennis Tasa.
The chapters differ in several ways from a traditional mineralogy textbook: (1) it promotes learning in a digital environment; (2) the authors use modern pedagogy; (3) it is written so that the more advanced chapters build on information learned in earlier chapters; (4) each chapter in the digital series is available separately allowing the instructor to pick and choose only those chapters needed for their specific course.
Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy is specifically designed to take full advantage of digital media technology to empower students and teachers of mineralogy. Using color photographs, illustrations, movies, 3-D rotatable crystal structure models made with CrystalMaker®, interactive diagrams, and review questions, this series makes a challenging subject approachable. On either the digital series or DVD-ROM you will find well over a thousand animations and full-color images of every illustration in the text.

Illustrator Dennis Tasa
Product Details
Extras DVD
Cover Price 90.00 CHF
No. of Pages 708
Height x Width 280 x 220  mm
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Store Mineralogical Society of America
Location C 11
Purchase Price 90.00 CHF
Current Value 90.00 CHF
Purchase Date octobre 2014
Condition First hand
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