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Earth Sciences - Oxford Dictionary

Earth Sciences - Oxford Dictionary

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Powered by Handmark, the Oxford Dictionary of Earth Sciences--now in its third edition--offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics. In more than 6,250 clear and accessible entries, it covers geology, oceanography, paleontology, mineralogy, volcanology, and planetary science as well as climatology, geochemistry, and petrology. The third edition is fully updated and includes additional coverage of process geomorphology and physical geography, plus more than 50 new line drawings to accompany descriptions of forms and processes.

Finally, the application has a number of appendices that include a revised geological time scale, stratigraphic units, lunar and Martian time scales, wind-strength scales, and SI units. It is an essential reference for students of geography, geology, and earth sciences and in related disciplines.

+ A new edition of this leading dictionary--fully updated
+ Contains 6,250+ entries on geology, oceanography, volcanology, minerology, paleontology, and planetary science
+ Increased coverage of process geomorphology and physical geography
+ Appendices include stratigraphic units, geological, lunar and Martian time scales, wind-strenght scales, and SI units
+ Illustrated with around 130 explanatory line drawings--50 of them new
+ No wireless connection required

"If there is one thing that Oxford University Press can produce better than any other publisher, it's a dictionary. This dictionary would be an important supplement to any Earth Science course or related discipline, but is also written so that someone without prior knowledge can be easily introduced to the field. A concise, informative and attractive book that attempts to cover every aspect of Earth Science for the modern world."--The Astrobiology Society of Britain

"I marvel at how the editors have compressed so much so clearly"--Nature (review for previous edition)
"Can really claim to offer comprehensive coverage of the earth sciences"--Times Educational Supplement (review for previous edition)

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+ Buy one application and use it on your iPhone or iPad, optimized for both devices!
+ Brand-new integrated design is accessible, clear, and easy to use.
+ Added Sounds-like (fuzzy search) to help find those difficult to spell words.
+ Share entries via email, Facebook and Twitter
+ Tag words with bookmarks or custom tags for easy retrieval.

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