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Oxford Companion to the Earth

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Edited By: Paul L Hancock and Brian J Skinner

1174 pages, 16 plates, 200 b/w illus, 450 line illus

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Nov 2000 | #97645 | ISBN: 0198540396
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About this book

Provides complete coverage of the earth sciences, including geology, geophysics, volcanology, geochemistry, geodesy, geomorphology, soil science, palaeontology, glaciology, oceanography, climatology, meteorology, environmental questions, resource development, and the history of earth sciences.


Contents

THERE ARE OVER 900 ENTRIES TO THE COMPANION; A FULL HEADWORD LIST IS AVAILABLE FROM SUSAN HARRISON, AND WILL BE SENT TO ALL OUP OFFICES AND BRANCHES. THE FOLLOWING OFFERS A SELECTION FROM THE LIST; ACID RAID; AGE AND EARLY HISTORY OF THE EARTH AND SOLAR SYSTEM; AMPHIBIANS; ANDEAN AND CORDILLERAN MOUNTAIN BELTS; ANTARCTIC CLIMATE; ANTICYCLONE; ATLANTIS: GEOLOGICAL FACT OR FICTION?; ASBESTOS; BADLANDS; BEACHES; BIOSTRATIGRAPHY; BURGESS SHALE FAUNA; CANADA; CATASTROPHISM AND UNIFORMITARIANISM; CAVES; CLIMATE MODELS; CONTINENTAL DRIFT; CORAL REEFS; DATING ROCKS; DESERTS; DIAMONDS; DINOSAURS; EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS AND PREDICTIONS; EL NINO; ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY; EROSION; FAULTS AND FAULTING; FLASH FLOODS; FOSSILS AND FOLKLORE; GAIA; GEOCHEMICAL MINERAL EXPLORATION; GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS; GEOLOGICAL CONTROVERSIES; GEOMORPHOLOGY; GIANT PLANETS; GRAVEL RESOURCES; GROUNDWATER; HOT SPOTS; HYDROLOGY; ICE AGES; INDUSTRAIL WASTE DISPOSAL; INTRUSION TYPES AND INTRUSIVE IGNEOUS ROCKS; JET STREAMS; KNICKPOINTS; LAMARCK; LAVA; LIMESTONES; MAGMA AND MAGMATISM; MANTLE AND CORE COMPOSITION; MARINE GEOLOGY; MID-OCIAN RIDGES; MINERAL WATER; NATURAL GAS; NUCLEAR ENERGY; OCEAN CHEMISTRY; ORE DEPOSITS; ORDOVICIAN; ORIGIN OF LIFE; OZONE LAYER; PALAEOVOLCANISM AND CLIMATE CHANGE; PEATLANDS AND BOGS; PETROLEUM; PLATE TECTONICS; QUICKSAND; RADIOACTIVE ELEMENTS; REMOTE SENSING; RIVERS AND STREAMS; SEISMIC EXPLORATION METHODS; SLOPE STABILITY; SOIL EROSION; SOLAR CYCLES; STRATIGRAPHY; SURFACE WATER; TETHYS; TORNADOES; TSUNAMIS; UNCONFORMITY; VEGETATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE; VOLCANOES; WEATHER FRONTS; WETLANDS; ZOOGEOMORPHOLOGY

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