The Encyclopaedia of Solid Earth Sciences

The Encyclopaedia of Solid Earth Sciences

by Philip Kearey

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A comprehensive and current reference text for all the subdisciplines of the Earth sciences, the Encyclopedia is neither a short-entry dictionary nor a long-essay encyclopedia, but lies somewhere in between, with some 2,700 short entry definitions and longer articles reviewing the present state of knowledge across a huge range of topics and allowing any particular subject to be accessed to varying levels of detail; the longer entries provide general overviews of topics, and the short entries provide specific details on more specialized areas. Some entries include illustrations, and the longer entries are followed by a reading list. The whole is superbly cross-referenced and indexed. Primarily for professional Earth scientists and those specializing in related subjects, but also for students and those needing information on terms in current usage. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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