A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

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This wide-ranging dictionary of earth sciences has been compiled with the help of a team of specialist contributors, and has been substantially revised and updated for this new edition. It is intended as a reference for all students of the subject, especially those on interdisciplinary courses. The volume contains over 6000 entries, with new material on planetary science, remote sensing, statistics, and sequence stratigraphy. There is also substantial updating in mineralogy and geophysics, and coverage includes climatology, economic geology, geochemistry, oceanography, palaeontology, petrology and volcanology. An added section of appendices includes wind strength scales; material, temporal and chronostratigraphic units; and geologic, lunar and Martian time scales The book is intended for students of Earth sciences, geology, geography, meteorology and other related disciplines, and amateur geologists.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 631 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 35.6mm | 408.24g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 100 line drawings, bibliography
  • 0192800795
  • 9780192800794

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I marvel at how the editors have compressed so much so clearly ... a feat which occurs only once in a blue moon -- and even that is defined Nature can really claim to offer comprehensive coverage of the earth sciences TES
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About Michael Allaby

Ailsa Allaby is a writer, editor, and contributor to The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History Michael Allaby is a well-known writer on science and the environment. He is General Editor of The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History
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