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PostPosted: Nov 22, 2017 21:43    Post subject: German Language Magazine  

Hello, I just began learning German and wanted to subscribe to a German magazine. It’s my understanding that “Lapis” and “Mineralien-Welt” are the two major publications in that language. Could anybody give me some clues as to what the focus in each magazine is? What is the quality of the articles and of the print itself? I am a “Mineralogical Record” subscriber. What are similarities and differences between the three publications? Any information would be greatly appreciated!
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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2017 03:55    Post subject: Re: German Language Magazine  

CodyDel wrote:
Hello, I just began learning German and wanted to subscribe to a German magazine. It’s my understanding that “Lapis” and “Mineralien-Welt” are the two major publications in that language. Could anybody give me some clues as to what the focus in each magazine is? What is the quality of the articles and of the print itself? I am a “Mineralogical Record” subscriber. What are similarities and differences between the three publications? Any information would be greatly appreciated!

To simplify: Mineralien Welt looks externally more like the Mineralogical Record and Lapis more like Rocks&Minerals. Lapis appear every month and Mineralien Welt every two months. The contents of Lapis could be considered more "scientific" (althoug it has articles that are very "showy") and the Mineralien Welt contents could be considered more "showy" (although it has columns that are very "scientific")

What's best?: subscribe to both! 😄
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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2017 04:00    Post subject: Re: German Language Magazine  

Hi CodyDel!
May I suggest another one?
I think the magazine of the German Gemological Association should be interesting to you! You can take information about at the site of the German Gemological Association in Idar-Oberstein.
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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2017 12:53    Post subject: Re: German Language Magazine  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
The contents of Lapis could be considered more "scientific" (although it has articles that are very "showy") and the Mineralien Welt contents could be considered more "showy" (although it has columns that are very "scientific")
But Lapis offers something very showy: The Extra Lapis issues that appear twice a year, wonderful thematic issues (100-120 pages) that combine a lot of information with great photo material. There are already 53 of them (and 19 others in English language), here you have an overview: https://www.lapis.de/mineralien_buch/index.php?page=categorie&cat=47

I can highly recommend these issues, and you don't need to be a Lapis subscriber to purchase them, they're available for everyone.

I hope you'll find a lot of good stuff to read ... und viel Spaß und Erfolg beim Deutsch lernen ;-)

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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2017 13:12    Post subject: Re: German Language Magazine  

Tobi wrote:
....The Extra Lapis issues that appear twice a year, wonderful thematic issues (100-120 pages) that combine a lot of information with great photo material. There are already 53 of them (and 19 others in English language), here you have an overview: https://www.lapis.de/mineralien_buch/index.php?page=categorie&cat=47

I can highly recommend these issues, and you don't need to be a Lapis subscriber to purchase them, they're available for everyone....

Absolutely. Extra Lapis is the best of the best.
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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2017 14:33    Post subject: Re: German Language Magazine  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
Absolutely. Extra Lapis is the best of the best.
Indeed! They are, somehow, like a printed version of our FMF forum :-)
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