9780198607601

Dictionary of Earth Sciences

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  • ISBN13:

    9780198607601

  • ISBN10:

    0198607601

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/18/2003
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

Compiled with the help of a team of specialist contributors, A Dictionary of Earth Sciences is the most authoritative and wide-ranging dictionary of earth sciences available in a single volume. The 6,000 entries provide broad coverage of climatology, economic geology, geochemistry, oceanography, petrology, and volcanology. There are entries on planetary science, remote sensing, statistics, and sequence stratigraphy, and substantial updating in palaeontology, mineralogy, and geophysics. A useful section of appendices includes wind strengths and time scales. Substantially revised and updated for this new edition, A Dictionary of Earth Sciences is an essential reference for all students of earth science and anyone else with an interest in the earth. Written by an team of international experts.

Table of Contents

Contributors and Advisersp. xi
A Dictionary of Earth Sciencesp. 1
Stratigraphic Units as Defined in the North American Stratigraphic Code, 1983p. 600
Time-Scalesp. 602
Wind Strengthp. 605
SI Units, Conversions, and Multiplesp. 607
Bibliographyp. 609
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