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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

Michael Allaby



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Oxford University Press
04 September 2013
Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Earth sciences; Geology & the lithosphere; Physical geography & topography
This leading dictionary - now in its fourth edition - offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics in over 7,500 clear and accessible entries. This new edition has been fully updated and 150 new entries added, with expanded coverage of geology and planetary geology terms. Over 130 line drawings accompany the definitions. It is essential for students of geography, geology, and earth sciences, and for those in related disciplines.
By:   Michael Allaby
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   4th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 141mm,  Spine: 39mm
Weight:   489g
ISBN:   9780199653065
ISBN 10:   0199653062
Series:   Oxford Quick Reference
Pages:   672
Publication Date:   04 September 2013
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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

<br>Michael Allaby <br>Michael Allaby has written many books on environmental science and especially on climatology and meteorology. He is the General Editor of several Oxford Dictionaries, including the Dictionaries of Environment and Conservation, Ecology, Plant Sciences, and Zoology.<br>

Reviews for A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

`Review from previous edition I marvel at how the editors have compressed so much so clearly' Nature `can really claim to offer comprehensive coverage of the earth sciences' Times Educational Supplement

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