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Dictionary of Earth Sciences



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  • A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences
    A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences
  • Dictionary of Earth Sciences
    Dictionary of Earth Sciences
  • A Dictionary of Earth Sciences
    A Dictionary of Earth Sciences


This leading dictionary - now in its third edition - offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics in 6,250+ clear and accessible entries. Coverage includes geology, oceanography, paleontology, minerology, volcanology, and planetary science as well asclimatology, geochemistry and petrology. It is an essential reference for students of geography, geology, and earth sciences and in related disciplines. 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also includes entry-level web links, accessed via a regularly updated companionwebsite to ensure that links do not go out of date. The appendices include a revised geological timel scale, an updated bibliography, stratigraphic units, lunar and Martian time scales, wind-strenght scales, and SI units.

Author Biography

Michael Allaby has written over 80 books on the environment, climatology, meteorology, and geography. He is also the editor of the Oxford Dictionaries of Ecology, Zoology, and Plant Sciences.

Table of Contents

A Dictionary of Earth Sciencesp. 1
Stratigraphic Units as Defined in the North American Stratigraphic Code, 1983p. 635
Time-Scalesp. 637
Wind Strengthp. 642
SI Units, Conversions, and Multiplesp. 644
List of useful websitesp. 646
Bibliographyp. 647
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