A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences by Michael AllabyA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences by Michael Allaby

A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

byMichael Allaby

Paperback | June 28, 2013

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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, aswell 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. Thisdictionary is essential for students of geography, geology, and earth sciences, and for those in in related disciplines.
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.
Title:A Dictionary of Geology and Earth SciencesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:672 pagesPublished:June 28, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199653062

ISBN - 13:9780199653065

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Table of Contents

Preface to the First EditionPreface to the Second EditionPreface to the Third EditionContributors and AdvisersA Dictionary of Earth Sciences: A-ZAppendicesA. Stratigraphic Units as defined in the North American Stratigraphic Code, 1983B. Time ScalesC. Wind StrengthD. SI Units, Conversions, and MultiplesE. List of Useful Websites (web-linked)Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

"can really claim to offer comprehensive coverage of the earth sciences" --Times Educational Supplement