School Library Journal calls it "one of the ten best apps of 2012." Wired magazine's Geekdad calls it "a fantastic resource for kids and adults of all ages."
Kirkus Reviews calls it an "exemplary work of multimedia publishing." And these are just a few of the superlatives for this stunning and informative app.
Michael Collier is a geologist as well as a photographer. His images inform as well as delight.
As we swipe through each photograph, we hear Collier’s smooth, accessible narration telling us where to look on the mountain, what to look for and what it means.
He introduces the processes that build and shape mountains:
And leads a field trip over America’s great mountains.
. The Appalachians,
. The Pacific Coast ranges
. The Rockies
. The Tetons
. The Alaskan ranges
Wonders of Geology has all the features of a cool science app: animated diagrams, pinch and zoom, thumbnail navigation, maps, etc. But like a great book it also has an author, a man with a passion for his subject and a desire to share it with others.
It’s as if we’re with Michael Collier in the cockpit of his Cessna. As we look out at the spectacular landscape, he speaks to us.
Mystery becomes understanding; the wonders of the earth shine.
About the author: Michael Collier is the author of 17 books on geology and has received awards from the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Park Service and the National Science Teacher’s Association. In 2005, he was named winner of the American Geological Institute’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Public Understanding of the Geosciences for his decades of work.