The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Earth Sciences

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Earth Sciences

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Containing more than 6,000 entries, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Earth Sciences covers all of the earth sciences, and is the most detailed, authoritative, and up-to-date dictionary of its kind. It has been compiled with the help of over 30 specialist contributors and advisers, and its scope is worldwide. The dictionary covers terms from climatology, economic geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, oceanography, palaeontology, petrology, and volcanology, amongst many other scientific disciplines. It also contains brief biographical notes about some of the most important figures in the history of the earth sciences. Because it gives equal weight to all the earth sciences, the dictionary will be of particular help to students, including those on interdisciplinary courses who study one or more of the earth sciences on their syllabus. It will also be invaluable to non-scientists who wish to know the meaning of such technical terms as `aa', `epeirogenesis', `mother cloud', `protostar', `rip-rap', `vug', and ` Zosterophyllum' . This book is intended for students and teachers of the earth sciences, but also of interdisciplinary courses such as environmental sciences.
Also non-scientists interested in the environment or other earth science disciplines (such as members of local zoological societies).
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  • Paperback | 431 pages
  • 128 x 190 x 26mm | 399.16g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192861255
  • 9780192861252

About Ailsa Allaby

Ailsa Allaby has most recently contributed to The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History, The Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia: The Natural World, and A Dictionary of the Environment. Michael Allaby has written widely on science and the environment. He is the General Editor of The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History and A Dictionary of the Environment and the author of many books, among them Conservations at Home: A Practical Handbook, Ecology Facts, and Guide to Gaia.
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