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The Facts On File Dictionary of Earth Science, Revised Edition
  • Authored by: John O. E. Clark and Stella Stiegeler
  • From the Series: Science Dictionary
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  • ISBN-10: 1438109407
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-0940-4
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 06/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 550.3
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 400

Summary

The Facts On File Dictionary of Earth Science, Revised Edition provides students and general readers with informative definitions in accessible language. More than 3,700 updated and expanded, cross-referenced entries, more than 300 of which are new, cover all aspects of Earth science: geomorphology, stratigraphy, mineralogy, petrology, climatology, oceanography, paleontology, hydrology, geophysics, cartography, surveying, and soil science. Key concepts in physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics are also defined. Tables at the back of the book include Earth measurements, chemical elements, composition of seawater and the atmosphere, elements in the Earth's crust, meteorological symbols, glacial periods, and more.

Topics covered include:

  • Absorption
  • Earthquake intensity
  • Hydrology
  • Lava tube
  • Nutrients
  • Radiocarbon dating
  • Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
  • Weather station.

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"...provides clear explanations of difficult concepts essential to the study of earth science..."
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"...the updates make th[is] more user-friendly edition useful for any secondary reference shelf. Recommended."
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"...recommended for high school libraries, teachers and students."
American Reference Books Annual

"...chock full of useful terms that any student of th[is] subject would be glad to have handy."
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