Illustrated Dictionary of Earth Science
Definitions by American Geological Institute. Illustrated by Dennis Tasa.

Geological terms are easier to understand with a full color photograph, movie, and/or labeled illustration. Illustrated Dictionary of Earth Science Version 1.0.1 is an excellent classroom reference for you and your students! In a collaborative effort with the American Geological Institute, this CD-ROM contains over 8700 earth science, environmental, mining, physics, engineering, and life science definitions. Over 2000 terms are illustrated with a full color illustration, photograph, or movie (video or animated illustration). Term, definition, and images pop up instantly as you select a term. You can click on terms shown in color within the definition to link to that dictionary entry. You can also print the illustrations, definitions, and photographs. Enlarged illustrations include labels. Grades 7–12 and college. This program on Windows does not properly display images with QuickTime versions 7.5.5 or later. On Macintosh, this program requires the Classic environment. See how the Illustrated Dictionary of Earth Science aligns with NSES standards. Read the GEOTIMES Magazine Review for Illustrated Dictionary of Earth Science.

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Illustrated Dictionary of Earth Science
Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Mineral Names, Nomenclature, and Classification
  • Color and Streak
  • Luster
  • Hardness
  • Cleavage and Parting
  • Crystal Systems and Forms
  • Habit, Appearance, and Twinning
  • Tenacity and Fracture
  • Density and Specific Gravity
  • Special Properties
  • Mineral Database
 
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System Requirements
Macintosh® Mac OS® 7.0.1 to 9.2: 25 MHz processor 68030, 7 to 64 MBytes available RAM. Mac OS X (10.3.x to 10.4.x - Classic required) OS X users click here for more information.: PowerPC™ 180 MHz processor (G3 to G5), 128 MBytes available RAM. Thousands or millions of colors. QuickTime required.
Windows®
Windows 98®: 33 MHz 486 minimum, 32 MBytes available RAM; Windows 2000® and Windows XP®: Pentium III 450 MHz, 128 MBytes available RAM; thousands or millions of colors. QuickTime required. Windows 7 and Vista users click here.
Note:
This program does not properly display images with QuickTime versions 7.5.5 or later.
Illustrated Dictionary of Earth Science


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