The American Geological Institute’s (AGI) Glossary of Geology, 5th Edition is now available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad in Apple’s App Store. The Glossary of Geology app brings all 40,000 authoritative definitions of the vocabulary of the geosciences to an easy-to use, searchable, fast, and portable format.
Beyond just definitions, users can learn the difference between look-alike pairs, such as sylvanite (a mineral) and sylvinite (a rock); the origin of terms; the meaning of abbreviations and acronyms common in the geosciences; the dates many terms were first used; the meaning of certain prefixes; and the preferred term of two or more synonyms.
The Glossary app enables users to both browse and search the entire glossary. In addition, the complete app is self-contained, so there is no need to be online to use this product â€“ ensuring ready access to key information when you need it, whether in the lab, library, office, or field.
The Glossary app requires an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad running iOS 3.2 or later and is compatible on iPhone 4. In addition, the iPad version is optimized for the larger visual experience of that device.
To learn more or purchase the Glossary of Geology app, search for “Glossary of Geology” in the App Store, or visit iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glossary-of-geology/id398194234 .
The Glossary of Geology App is also eligible for Apple’s educational volume discounts. Please contact Apple or your campus licensing office for more information.