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    DescriptionThe language of geology and mineralogy at your fingertips. Derived from the world-renowned "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition", this vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. Whether you're a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-speed with the current language of geology and mineralogy or gain an understanding of its key ideas and concepts. Written in clear, simple language understandable to the general reader, yet in-depth enough for scientists, educators, and advanced students, "The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Geology & Mineralogy, Second Edition" has been extensively revised, with 9,000 entries encompassing the language of geology and mineralogy.This book: includes synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations; provides pronunciations for all terms; covers such topics as physical geology, historical geology, mineralogy, marine geology, plate tectonics, petrology, sedimentology, and stratigraphy; and includes an appendix containing tables of useful data and information. This book is based on the "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms" - for more than a quarter-of-a-century. This is the standard international reference. Carefully reviewed for clarity, completeness, and accuracy, the "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Geology & Mineralogy, Second Edition", offers a standard of excellence unmatched by any similar publication.


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    Title
    Dictionary of Geology and Mineralogy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) McGraw-Hill Education
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 420
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780071410441
    ISBN 10: 0071410449
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: PNV
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC21: 551.03
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    BIC subject category V2: RBG
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 51
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16620
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI060000, SCI048000, SCI031000
    B&T Approval Code: A56010000
    LC classification: QE5.M3654
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: REF008000
    DC22: 550.3
    B&T Approval Code: A55010000
    DC22: 550/.3
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QE5 .M3654 2003
    Thema V1.0: GBC, RBG, CBD, PNV
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    tables
    Publisher
    McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
    Imprint name
    MCGRAW-HILL Professional
    Publication date
    01 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Compiled by The Editorial Staff of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (New York City), one of the most skilled, experienced, and innovative teams in the field of scientific publishing.
    Review quote
    Excerpts of review by T.R. Faust, Burlington College McGraw-Hill derives these inexpensive subject-specific dictionaries from its Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, covering 110,000 terms. Libraries could not go wrong purchasing this recognized standard reference--either the parent or its offspring. Choosing which to purchase will probably present the greater challenge. Students may be more likely to favor these more focused titles, whereas librarians may be more enthralled with the larger, more encompassing mother work. ...The offspring reproduce the definitions of terms exactly as they appear in the mother work, with pronunciation but without illustrations. The appropriate appendixes are retained in the smaller volumes, but biographical entries are dropped. McGraw-Hill tends to include more appendixes [than competition], such as geological time scales and electronic symbols...libraries will be well served by the McGraw-Hill titles. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Choice 20031001
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    THE LANGUAGE OF GEOLOGY AND MINERALOGY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Derived from the world-renowned "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, " Sixth Edition, this vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. Whether you're a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-speed with the current language of geology and mineralogy or gain an understanding of its key ideas and concepts. Written in clear, simple language understandable to the general reader, yet in-depth enough for scientists, educators, and advanced students, "The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Geology & Mineralogy, " Second Edition: * Has been extensively revised, with 9,000 entries encompassing the language of geology and mineralogy * Includes synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations * Provides pronunciations for all terms * Covers such topics as physical geology, historical geology, mineralogy, marine geology, plate tectonics, petrology, sedimentology, and stratigraphy * Includes an appendix containing tables of useful data and information * Is based on the "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms" - for more than a quarter-of-a-century THE standard international reference Carefully reviewed for clarity, completeness, and accuracy, the "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Geology & Mineralogy, " Second Edition, offers a standard of excellence unmatched by any similar publication.
    Table of contents
    Preface Staff How to Use the Dictionary Fields and Their Scope Pronunciation Key Dictionary Appendix