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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (Oxford Paperback Reference)

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This leading dictionary - now in its fourth edition - offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics in over 7,500 clear and accessible entries. Coverage includes geology, planetary science, oceanography, palaeontology, mineralogy, and volcanology, as well as climatology, geochemistry, and petrology.

This new edition has been fully updated with 150 new entries added, with expanded coverage of geology and planetary geology terms. Over 130 line drawings accompany the definitions.

The Dictionary also provides recommended web links which are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. Appendices include a revised geological time scale, an updated bibliography, stratigraphic units, lunar and Martian time scales, wind-strength scales, and SI units. This dictionary is essential for students of geography, geology, and earth sciences, and for those in in related disciplines.

About the Author

Michael Allaby

Michael Allaby has written many books on environmental science and especially on climatology and meteorology. He is the General Editor of several Oxford Dictionaries, including the Dictionaries of Environment and Conservation, Ecology, Plant Sciences, and Zoology.

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the Third Edition

Contributors and Advisers

A Dictionary of Earth Sciences: A-Z

Appendices

A. Stratigraphic Units as defined in the North American Stratigraphic Code, 1983

B. Time Scales

C. Wind Strength

D. SI Units, Conversions, and Multiples

E. List of Useful Websites (web-linked)

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199653065
Author:
Allaby, Michael
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (UK)
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Reference | Subject area reference | Science
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
5.1 x 7.7 x 1.6 in 0.95 lb

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