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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

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Zusatztext can really claim to offer comprehensive coverage of the earth sciences Informationen zum Autor Michael Allaby has written many books on environmental science and especially on climatology and meteorology. He is the General Editor of several Oxford Dictionaries, including the Dictionaries of Environment and Conservation, Ecology, Plant Sciences, and Zoology. Klappentext Fully revised and updated, this new 4th edition includes 150 new entries, with expanded coverage of geology and planetary geology. Contains over 7,500 entries in total, all of which are clear and concise and some of which are complemented by useful line drawings. 'I marvel at how the editors have compressed so much so clearly' "Nature" Zusammenfassung This leading dictionary - now in its fourth edition - offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics in over 7,500 clear and accessible entries. Coverage includes geology, planetary science, oceanography, palaeontology, mineralogy, and volcanology, as well as climatology, geochemistry, and petrology.This new edition has been fully updated and 150 new entries added, with expanded coverage of geology and planetary geology terms. Over 130 line drawings accompany the definitions.The Dictionary also provides recommended web links which are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. Appendices include a revised geological time scale, an updated bibliography, stratigraphic units, lunar and Martian time scales, wind-strength scales, and SI units. This dictionary is essential for students of geography, geology, and earth sciences, and for those in in related disciplines.

can really claim to offer comprehensive coverage of the earth sciences

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Michael Allaby has written many books on environmental science and especially on climatology and meteorology. He is the General Editor of several Oxford Dictionaries, including the Dictionaries of Environment and Conservation, Ecology, Plant Sciences, and Zoology.

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Fully revised and updated, this new 4th edition includes 150 new entries, with expanded coverage of geology and planetary geology. Contains over 7,500 entries in total, all of which are clear and concise and some of which are complemented by useful line drawings. 'I marvel at how the editors have compressed so much so clearly' "Nature"



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This leading dictionary - now in its fourth edition - offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics in over 7,500 clear and accessible entries. Coverage includes geology, planetary science, oceanography, palaeontology, mineralogy, and volcanology, as well as climatology, geochemistry, and petrology. This new edition has been fully updated and 150 new entries added, with expanded coverage of geology and planetary geology terms. Over 130 line drawings accompany the definitions. The Dictionary also provides recommended web links which are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. Appendices include a revised geological time scale, an updated bibliography, stratigraphic units, lunar and Martian time scales, wind-strength scales, and SI units. This dictionary is essential for students of geography, geology, and earth sciences, and for those in in related disciplines.

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PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION ; PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION ; PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION ; CONTRIBUTORS AND ADVISERS ; A DICTIONARY OF EARTH SCIENCES: A-Z ; APPENDICES ; A. Stratigraphic Units as defined in the North American Stratigraphic Code, 1983 ; B. Time Scales ; C. Wind Strength ; D. SI Units, Conversions, and Multiples ; E. List of Useful Websites (web-linked) ; BIBLIOGRAPHY

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Titre: A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences
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Code EAN: 9780199653065
ISBN: 978-0-19-965306-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Lexiques
nombre de pages: 672
Poids: 480g
Taille: H195mm x B128mm x T40mm
Année: 2013
Auflage: 4th ed.

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