A Dictionary of Earth Sciences


This wide-ranging dictionary of earth sciences has been compiled with the help of a team of specialist contributors, and has been substantially revised and updated for this new edition. It is intended as a reference for all students of the subject, especially those on interdisciplinary courses. The volume contains over 6000 entries, with new material on planetary science, remote sensing, statistics, and sequence stratigraphy. There is also substantial updating in mineralogy and geophysics, and coverage includes climatology, economic geology, geochemistry, oceanography, palaeontology, petrology and volcanology. An added section of appendices includes wind strength scales; material, temporal and chronostratigraphic units; and geologic, lunar and Martian time scales The book is intended for students of Earth sciences, geology, geography, meteorology and other related disciplines, and amateur geologists.

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