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    DescriptionThis leading dictionary - now in its third edition - offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics in 6,250+ clear and accessible entries. Coverage includes geology, oceanography, paleontology, minerology, volcanology, and planetary science as well as climatology, geochemistry, and petrology. It is an essential reference for students of geography, geology, and earth sciences and in related disciplines. The third edition is fully updated and includes additional coverage of process geomorphology and physical geography, plus more than 50 new line drawings to accompany descriptions of forms and processes. A new feature is an appendix of recommended web links updated on the Dictionary of Earth Sciences companion website. Additional appendices include a revised geological time scale, an updated bibliography, stratigraphic units, lunar and Martian time scales, wind-strength scales, and SI units.

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    A Dictionary of Earth Sciences
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Allaby
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 672
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199211944
    ISBN 10: 0199211949

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.1
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    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 51
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16600
    BISAC V2.8: SCI060000, SCI019000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 550.3
    B&T Approval Code: A50010200
    LC classification: QE5 .D54 2008
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    Thema V1.0: GBC, WNW
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    130 line drawings
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    07 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Michael Allaby has written over 80 books on the environment, climatology, meteorology, and geography. He is the editor of the Oxford Dictionaries of Ecology, Zoology, and Plant Sciences.
    Review quote
    Review from previous edition I marvel at how the editors have compressed so much so clearly Nature can really claim to offer comprehensive coverage of the earth sciences Times Educational Supplement
    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