If geology seems like a remote subject, about ancient times and gigantic planetary platesit's not. Wherever you are, you're looking at these words on a glass or plastic screen, lit with LEDs and phosphors that use electricity that's generated by burning uranium or fossil fuels. Your last meal was grown on soil, fertilized with minerals and raised with artificially supplied water. You spend your life surrounded by concrete and metal. In a word, geology is as close as the ring on your finger. Get acquainted with some of the relevant topics in the Mineral Resources category.