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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (Oxford Paperback Reference) Paperback – August 1, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-0199653065 ISBN-10: 0199653062 Edition: 4th

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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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Michael Allaby

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.
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Product Details

  • Series: Oxford Paperback Reference
  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 4 edition (August 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199653062
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199653065
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.6 x 5.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #574,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B A Frazier on April 18, 2014
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This dictionary, in its fourth edition and expanded from previous editions, provides clear definitions of all the terms I have wanted clarified in my Earth sciences readings. I'm not a geologist, but I read widely in geology and planetary science. I prefer to read material that has not been oversimplified or predigested, and find I need more reliable and specific definition than I can get in general dictionaries or online. If this reference did no more than that, I would have been satisfied. It does much more. It has clear charts of time-scales, including time-scales for the Moon and Mars. It has three charts relating to wind strength. There are lists of useful websites, satellite missions, and the dictionary is web-linked.

It has the characteristic of well-organized and well-written dictionaries - it is a time sink. I look up one term only to be tempted to follow other threads into other areas, only to resurface much later. Just now, while looking up the europium anomaly (relating to the geochemistry of the Moon), I happened upon Euryarchaeota and learned that Archaea are now divided into two kingdoms (and why). With the recent major and ongoing changes in taxonomy I have tried to keep up in at least my favorite subjects, but this took me by surprise. This book is not only useful, it is delightful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn A. Fayette on May 27, 2014
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I used this dictionary during my geology class this past semester and can see that it will be useful for the courses I'll take next semester.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pedram Kian on October 5, 2014
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Very comprehensive.
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