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This unrivalled, five-volume reference work covers all aspects of geology including earth history, earth materials, surface processes, regional geology, economic geology, engineering geology, petroleum geology, geochemical and mineral exploration, and the history of geology. The techniques of remote sensing and other tools of investigation that have advanced rapidly over the last few decades are described in detail.

Encyclopedia of Geology is divided into 340 articles, each covering one aspect of geology. The concepts and theory are explained at a level that allows undergraduates and educated lay people to understand them. The reference has been planned and structured to provide the user with a comprehensive coverage of the core knowledge in each area. It will become the reference of choice for today's geologists and beyond.

Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com.

• 340 articles
• Over 2500 pages
• Full colour throughout
• Theory and applications of geology
• Extensive cross-referencing
• Further Reading lists accompany each article

Audience: Academic libraries servicing earth and environmental sciences departments, as well as industrial, government and public libraries; Practicing geologists, engineers and environmental scientists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780126363807
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/30/2004
  • Pages: 2750

Meet the Author

Richard Selley is a Senior Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Geology at Imperial College, London, where he has spent most of his career apart from several gap years employed by oil companies in the North Sea and abroad. He has over 50 years of experience in the teaching, research and practical application of geoscience to petroleum exploration. Richard’s early research in the application of sedimentology in general and geophysical well logs in particular, to petroleum exploration has been rendered redundant by advances in seismic imaging. It is 30 years since he applied the Appalachian shale gas paradigm to Euroland and the UK. This research was ignored until recently. He has now achieved notoriety (outside the industry) as an advocate of hydraulic fracturing for shale gas and oil extraction.

Richard has received various national and international honours, included the Silver Medal of the Geological Society of London, awarded for excellence in petroleum geoscience, and Honorary Membership of the Petroleum Exploration Society of GB. Richard’s hobby is to research the impact of geology and climate change on viticulture; demanding research that requires considerable collateral conviviality.

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Table of Contents

Preliminary Contents (Main topics are listed and covered by multiple articles):
Applied Geology. Earth History. Earth Materials. Earth Processes. Engineering Geology. Environmental Geology. Geological Engineering. Geology: Tools of Investigation. History of Geology. Life on Earth. Metamorphic Rocks. Mining Geology. Petroleum Geology. Regional Geology. Silicates. Surface Processes. The Earth in Space. Vertebrate Palaeontology.

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