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-accurate definitions without technical jargon
-many word origins
-hyphenation and pronunciation guide
-commonly used abbreviations
-a geologic time and life chart
The definitions in this book are drawn largely from the autoritative 36,000-term Glossary Of Geology, to which nearly 150 specialists from all fields of the geosciences contributed. Both the Glossary and this Dictionary were prepared as a service of the American Geological Institute, a federation of geoscience societies united to provide information to the science community and the public.
This includes accurate definitions without technical jargon, many word origins, hyphenation and pronunciation guide, commonly used abbreviations, and a geologic time and life chart.