Alexandria, VA -- The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) announces the release of its latest digital-only publication, "The Consumer's Guide to Minerals."
The importance of minerals in our everyday lives cannot be underestimated. "The Consumer's Guide to Minerals" is a different take on them. Rather than focusing on visual and physical properties, this book explores minerals' myriad uses in scientific research, manufacturing, medicine and many commercial applications some of which may even shock you. This digital exclusive is an important reference for students of applied science, geology and economics; practicing engineers and professional geoscientists in government service, environment and sustainability; and those professionals working in the minerals industry or those serving the minerals industry.
"The Consumer's Guide to Minerals" (ISBN 978-0-922152-95-7) is a compilation of monthly articles from EARTH Magazine, edited by Megan Sever and Dr. Christopher M. Keane. The Guide is a collaborative effort between EARTH Magazine and the U.S. Geological Survey.
The Guide is available for $4.99 in digital format from AGI (epub), Amazon.com (Kindle), Apple iBookstore and the Google Play Store.
For more information on "The Consumer's Guide to Minerals" and other AGI publications, go to http://www.agiweb.org/pubs/.
The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948 as the American Geological Institute, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources and interaction with the environment.
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