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720 Pages | c.200

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198839033


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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

Fifth Edition

Michael Allaby

Oxford Quick Reference

  • 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
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