Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Mineral Book by David McQueen

The Mineral Book by David McQueen is a full color book that tells the reader everything one may want to know about rocks and minerals.  This complete reference  not only is a good introductory reference for anyone who is fascinated with the study of rocks or mineralogy, it is a good book for the young hobbyist who enjoys collecting rocks.  Paired with a small draw string bag filled with a few collectors rocks or crystals, this book would make a perfect book for any child or science enthusiast.  This is an amazing reference for anyone who has an interest rocks and gems.  Having read other books on rocks and gems, available in the mainstream secular market, this full color book, with its thick glossy pages and sharp, vibrant photographs, rivals the quality of any book on gems and rocks that one may find in a book store. 

Not only is this book entertaining, it is also educational, and can be incorporated into any science curriculum, either in a classroom setting or at home. A unique feature is that this book has been developed for multi-level teaching, with special color-coding on three skill levels. Therefore this book can be used for children of a variety of reading levels and grades. The end of the book features a great reference guide on identifying different stones and minerals.  This makes this a great field guide for any collector or hobbyist.  There is also a glossary of terms and even a periodic table of elements.  For those interested in gemstones and jewelry, there is information about the cuts of stones used for rings and other jewelry.  If that wasn't enough- there is also a full color pull out poster in this book too! The author has not left anything out, covering everything in a single Wonders of Creation Series! As a blogger for Moms of Master Books I received a copy of this book for the purpose of writing this review.
volume.  One great thing about this book is that a vast world of career options and interests are opened up for the young reader in the context of the subject of minerals.  This text incorporates history, science, culture and faith for a well rounded experience.  The irony is that the cover depicts a humble pile of salt- muted and plain in color.  Yet within the pages the reader can see a vast array of vibrant gems in rich rainbow hues of purple, green and blue. As with the other titles available from Master Books, this book is written in the context of a bible based world view in which God created the world.  The author reconciles science with faith showing to the reader that there are no inconsistencies. This book is one of many in the Master books best-selling

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