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The Wonders of Rocks and Minerals

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Explores the world of geology in an exciting and highly interactive way. What are minerals and how are they different from rocks? What are the geological processes involved in the formation of each?

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    The Wonders of Rocks and Minerals explores the world of geology in an exciting and highly interactive way. What are minerals and how are they different from rocks? What are the three groups of rocks and the geological processes involved in the formation of each? You will learn to identify and name minerals and rocks, just like a geologist does on a field trip.



    Version 1.4 is compatible with Mac OS® X Yosemite (10.10). It includes:

    • Scored review quizzes that can be printed or saved to file
    • New navigation with page numbers and a jump button
    • Default narration
    • Chapter headings for easier navigation


    Includes stunning photographs, full color animated sequences, a glossary, interactive exercises, and an illustrated database of over 50 minerals.

    Table of Contents:

    • Minerals: How are Minerals and Rocks Different?/ Important Mineral Properties/ How to Identify Minerals/ A Mineral Identification Key/ Important Minerals Groups/ Reviewing Minerals/ Basic Facts About Common Minerals
    • The Rock Cycle
    • Igneous Rocks: How Igneous Rocks Form/ Textures of Igneous Rocks/ Minerals in Igneous Rocks/ Naming Igneous Rocks
    • Sedimentary Rocks: How Sedimentary Rocks Form/ Conglomerate, Sandstone, and Shale/ Limestone, Chert, and Other Chemical Sedimentary Rocks/, Reviewing Sedimentary Rocks/ Interpreting Past Environments
    • Metamorphic Rocks: Metamorphic Rocks are Changed Rocks/ What Causes Metamorphism?/ How Metamorphic Rocks are Different/ Common Metamorphic Rocks
    • The Rock Review Challenge


    System Requirements: Macintosh:
     PowerPC™ G4, G5 or Intel® processor; RAM: 512 MBytes; Mac OS® X 10.4.11 or later. Windows: Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent); RAM: 512 MBytes; Windows® XP Service Pack 2, Vista®, 7, or 8.1.