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Dictionary of Earth Sciences

Dictionary of Earth Sciences - 3rd edition

Dictionary of Earth Sciences - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780199211944

ISBN10: 0199211949

Dictionary of Earth Sciences by Michael Allaby - ISBN 9780199211944
Edition: 3RD 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2008
International: No
Dictionary of Earth Sciences by Michael Allaby - ISBN 9780199211944

ISBN13: 9780199211944

ISBN10: 0199211949

Edition: 3RD 08

Summary

This leading dictionary--now in its third edition--offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics. In more than 6,250 clear and accessible entries, it covers geology, oceanography, paleontology, mineralogy, volcanology, and planetary science as well as climatology, geochemistry, and petrology. 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. The new edition also features web links accessed via a companion website, featuring additional information that is regularly updated to ensure that it stays fresh. Finally, the book has a revised bibliography and a number of appendices that include a revised geological time scale, stratigraphic units, lunar and Martian time scales, wind-strength scales, and SI units. It is an essential reference for students of geography, geology, and earth sciences and in related disciplines.

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