Dictionary of the Physical Sciences: Terms, Formulas, Data

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byCesare Emiliani

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This comprehensive dictionary provides clear, concise definitions of terms from chemistry, physics, the geological sciences, and astronomy. The breadth of coverage and the accuracy of the entries are unsurpassed. Symbols and abbreviations are spelled out, and any unfamiliar terms used inmaking the definitions are themselves defined in the dictionary. The author has included quantitative information wherever pertinent, and has added a number of tables in the appendix to provide additional data. The most comprehensive dictionary available in the physical sciences, this readable,convenient reference will be essential for students and researchers in earth sciences, physics, chemistry and astronomy, as well as for educated lay readers with an interest in science.

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This comprehensive dictionary provides clear, concise definitions of terms from chemistry, physics, the geological sciences, and astronomy. The breadth of coverage and the accuracy of the entries are unsurpassed. Symbols and abbreviations are spelled out, and any unfamiliar terms used inmaking the definitions are themselves defined ...

Cesare Emiliani is at University of Miami.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.57 × 6.81 × 0.98 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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"Never has the need for general science writing been more urgent than today, and Emiliani is a talent to be welcomed . . . I recommend Emiliani's Dictionary of the Physical Sciences...As its name implies, it is basically physics, chemistry, geology and cosmology. It consists of 230 pages ofdefinitions of terms, arranged alphabetically, followed by 130 pages of more useful and interesting tables. Some of these cover such exotic data as meteor impacts on the Earth and the composition of gems."--New Scientist