Encyclopedia of Geology

Encyclopedia of Geology

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This unrivalled, five-volume reference work covers all aspects of geology including earth history, earth materials, surface processes, regional geology, economic geology, engineering geology, petroleum geology, geochemical and mineral exploration, and the history of geology. The techniques of remote sensing and other tools of investigation that have advanced rapidly over the last few decades are described in detail.

Encyclopedia of Geology is divided into 340 articles, each covering one aspect of geology. The concepts and theory are explained at a level that allows undergraduates and educated lay people to understand them. The reference has been planned and structured to provide the user with a comprehensive coverage of the core knowledge in each area. It will become the reference of choice for today's geologists and beyond.

Also available online via ScienceDirect - featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 2750 pages
  • 246 x 296 x 238mm | 12,900.1g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0126363803
  • 9780126363807

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"Not since the institution of encyclopedias such as the late 19th century British editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica have so many experts collaborated to produce such an extensive and authoritative collection of essays on every aspect of geology from Africa to weathering."
-Douglas Palmer, in GEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE

"...an amazing, user-friendly and extremely useful compilation of the information that relates to contemporary geology."
-GEOLOGY TODAY, VOL. 21, 2005

"...provides an excellent opportunity to learn 'a great deal about geology, both within and beyond [your] own specialities.' A must for geological libraries."
-A.J. van Loon, in EARTH SCIENCE REVIEWS 2006

"This is a scholarly, erudite and well-organised summary of the current status of the Earth Sciences...an achievement that should be acclaimed, and an enterprise that should be supported."
-PRECAMBRIAN RESEARCH, VOLUME 145, ISSUES 3-4

"The three editors deserve praise indeed. They have done a superb job."
-Tomas Feininger, in THE CANADIAN MINERALOGIST

"No college or university with a program in Earth Sciences should be without Encyclopedia of Geology in its library."
-Tomas Feininger, in THE CANADIAN MINERALOGIST

"Stuff to become addicted to."
A.J. van Loon, JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH, 2005

"an achievement that should be acclaimed, and an enterprise that should be supported."
B. Windley, PRECAMBRIAN RESEARCH, 2005

"Recommended. All levels".
C. Hebblethwaite, CHOICE, 2005

"The aim of this work is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of geology, an objective that is most certainly achieved".
H. Ashton, Reference Reviews, 2005

"The concepts and theory are explained at a level that allows undergraduates and educated laypeople to understand them."
-FIRST BREAK, April 2005
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Table of contents

Main topics are listed and covered by multiple articles: Applied Geolog Earth History Earth Materials Earth Processes Engineering Geology Environmental Geology Geological Engineering Geology: Tools of Investigation History of Geology Life on Earth Metamorphic Rocks Mining Geology Petroleum Geology Regional Geology Silicates Surface Processes The Earth in Space Vertebrate Palaeontology
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About Richard C. Selley

Richard Selley e pesquisador senior associado e professor emerito de Geologia do Petroleo na Imperial College, Londres.
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