The 12-title Wonders of Earth Science series covers subjects from the Earth's Interior, Mineralogy, Meteorology, Energy, Glaciers to Understanding Earthquakes and the Ozone Blanket. Students will develop a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Earth Science and work their way up to more complex subjects. Throughout history, minerals have played an important role in the story of human progress. Advancing through the ages of electricity, the Industrial Revolution and the Microelectronics age, modern civilization has been built upon the use of earth's mineral resources. This program, surveys the sources and uses of some of the minerals which have become most important to US and looks at efforts to conserve and find suitable substitutes for these indispensable, non-renewable, natural resources. Includes suggestions for careers in this field of study.