Friday, February 20, 2015
Review: The Mineral Book by:David McQueen
About the Book:
The Mineral Book is a part of the best-selling Wonders of Creation Series! It has been developed for multi-level teaching, with special color-coding on three skill levels. This educational resource is filled with full-color pictures and illustrations, and can be used in the classroom, for independent study, or homeschool settings.
About the Author:
David R. McQueen was trained in mineralogy at the University of Tennessee (BA in geology) and at the University of Michigan (MS in geology). McQueen taught college geology at George Mason University, Virginia State University, East Tennessee State University, and the Institute for Creation Research’s Graduate School.
The Wonders of Creation series, is a great series for homeschooling families especially because you can integrate multi grade levels. Master Books, always creates some of the best books for our children to enjoy and The Mineral Book is no different. The full color extensive photographs are enough to send your head reeling. I have learned so much about minerals in direct correlation with God's creation that it literally blows your mind. God is our ultimate creator and it shows in the every day miracles all around us that unfortunately we become accustomed to so much so that we take it for granted.
This book along with the series will open your eyes to God's creation in amazing ways. It is really easy to use with your children based on the color coding system which involves three levels from elementary to high school. Best part about it, is that its all in one book for your convenience. Based on creation along with lesson material there are also fun facts included that are very interesting. Such as the fact that even though Amethyst is considered the most precious of the quartz minerals, the Amethyst found in the United States is NOT considered jewelry grade.
Along with his teachings on minerals, the author, David McQueen has included a mineral identification guide, as well as Bible reference pages for minerals and metals. My boys and I like all the fun facts and cool pictures in the book. Priced at $16.99 for the hardback edition or $9.99 for a digital download, it is a very affordable book. If you would like to learn more, you can at this link. If you would like to read more reviews on this fascinating curriculum, you can do so here.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review per my participation in the Moms of Master Books Review Team.