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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5th edition)

ISBN : 9780198839033

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¥2,739
Author: 
Michael Allaby
Pages
704 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
129 x 196 mm
Pub date
Jan 2020
Series
Oxford Quick Reference
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  • Over 10,000 fully revised and updated definitions offer coverage on all areas of geology and earth sciences
  • Includes more than 650 new entries, with extended coverage of planetary geology and earth-observing satellites
  • More than 130 diagrams complement the text, and four new illustrations have been added
  • The appendices have been expanded to include three new tables on the Torino Impact Hazard Scale, Avalanche Classes, and the Volcanic Explosivity Index
  • List of satellite missions has been updated to include recent developments
  • Web links listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website

New to this Edition:

  • Over 10,000 definitions offer coverage on all areas of geology and earth sciences
  • 650 new entries
  • 3 new appendices on the Torino Impact Hazard Scale, Avalanche Classes, and the Volcanic Explosivity Index
  • 4 new illustrations
  • Expanded coverage of planetary geology and earth-observing-satellites

         
This new edition includes 10,000 entries which cover all areas of geoscience, including planetary science, oceanography, palaeontology, mineralogy and volcanology. In this edition, 675 new entries have been added, and include expanded coverage of planetary geology and earth-observing-satellites. Other new entries terms such as IanammoxBoomerangianearth rheological layering, and metamorphic rock classification.
                                     
The entries are also complemented by more than 130 diagrams and numerous web links that are listed on a regularly updated dedicated companion website. Appendices supplement the A-Z and have been extended to include three new tables on the Torino Impact Hazard Scale, Avalanche Classes, and the Volcanic Explosivity Index. The list of satellite missions has also been revised and updated to include recent developments.
                                          
A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences is an authoritative, and jargon-free resource for students of geology, geography, geosciences, physical science, and those in related disciplines.

Index: 

Preface
A-Z entries
Stratigraphic Units As Defined In The North American Stratigraphic Code, 1983
Time-Scales
Wind Strength
Si Units, Conversions, And Multiples
Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI)
Torino Impact Hazard Scale
Avalanche Classes
Satellite Missions

About the author: 

Michael Allaby has written many books on environmental science and especially on climatology and meteorology. These include the Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate; The Facts On File Weather and Climate Handbook; and the DK Guide to Weather. He is the General Editor of the Oxford dictionaries of EcologyZoology, and Plant Sciences.

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