The Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science / Edition 2

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Overview

More than 3,000 entries explain key concepts in earth science, as well as physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics. Helpful tables include chemical elements, earth measurements, the composition of seawater and the atmosphere, meteorological symbols, glacial periods, and more.
Among the topics covered are: Geomorphology
Mineralogy
Climatology
Oceanography
Paleontology
Cartography
Soil science
And much more.

John O. E. is a science writer and editor and co-editor of the Facts On File Dictionary of Physics and the Facts On File Dictionary of Mathematics. Stella is a geographer who has contributed to a number of dictionaries and encyclopedias.

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A lightweight reference for high school students or undergraduates in other fields who need to know just a little. Though the cross- referencing is extensive, readers are not referred to deeper treatments of the individual topic or even of the subject as a whole. Neither are they told how to pronounce the 3,000 terms defined. The 1976 first edition was published by Macmillan Press; no publisher is named for the 1979 second. The copyright page lists the CiP as 99- 17788 and LC class as OH302. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816060009
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Series: Science Dictionaries Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Age range: 14 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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