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Oxford Dictionary of Earth Sciences

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Series: Oxford Quick Reference (formerly Oxford Paperback Reference)

Edited By: Michael Allaby

608 pages, Illus

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Mar 2008 | Edition: 3 | #170836 | ISBN-13: 9780199211944
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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.


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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