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Carmarthen - Solid and Drift Geology Map (Sheet map, folded): Carmarthen - Solid and Drift Geology Map (Sheet map, folded)
R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Shows the solid and drift geology together as the 'under-foot' geology.

Theoretical Mantle Dynamics (Hardcover): Neil M. Ribe Theoretical Mantle Dynamics (Hardcover)
Neil M. Ribe
R2,404 Discovery Miles 24 040 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Geodynamics is the study of the deformation and flow of the solid Earth and other planetary interiors. Focusing on the Earth's mantle, this book provides a comprehensive, mathematically advanced treatment of the continuum mechanics of mantle processes and the craft of formulating geodynamical models to approximate them. Topics covered include slow viscous flow, elasticity and viscoelasticity, boundary-layer theory, long-wave theories including lubrication theory and shell theory, two-phase flow, and hydrodynamic stability and thermal convection. A unifying theme is the utility of powerful general methods (dimensional analysis, scaling analysis, and asymptotic analysis) that can be applied in many specific contexts. Featuring abundant exercises with worked solutions for graduate students and researchers, this book will make a useful resource for Earth scientists and applied mathematicians with an interest in mantle dynamics and geodynamics more broadly.

Clays in the Critical Zone (Hardcover): Paul A. Schroeder Clays in the Critical Zone (Hardcover)
Paul A. Schroeder
R1,323 Discovery Miles 13 230 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Clays and clay minerals are the most abundant natural reactive solids on the Earth's surface. This comprehensive review considers clay science in the context of the Critical Zone - the Earth's permeable near-surface layer. Providing information on clays and clay minerals related to geological, biological and material sciences in the Critical Zone, it's well suited for graduate students and researchers interested in clay science, and environmental and soil mineralogy. The book starts with an introduction to clays and clay minerals, their historic background, and a review of how clay science impacts the Critical Zone. Examples and applications demonstrate how clays regulate habitats and determine the availability of other resources. These examples are supported by quantitative field data, including numerical and graphical depictions of clay and clay mineral occurrences. The book concludes by covering Critical Zone clay geochemistry and clay sequences, including the industrial, synthetic medical and extra-terrestrial world of clay science.

Scheffer/Schachtschabel: Lehrbuch der Bodenkunde (Hardcover, 16th ed. 2010): Hans-Peter Blume Scheffer/Schachtschabel: Lehrbuch der Bodenkunde (Hardcover, 16th ed. 2010)
Hans-Peter Blume; Contributions by Gerhard Welp, Soeren Thiele-Bruhn; Gerhard W Brummer, Rainer Horn; Contributions by …
R1,306 Discovery Miles 13 060 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Boeden sind eine unserer wichtigsten Lebensgrundlagen. Sie liefern Wasser und Nahrstoffe an die Pflanzen, die uns ernahren, und halten Schadstoffe vom Grundwasser fern. Aber sie sind auf vielfaltige Weise gefahrdet. Ihr Schutz ist daher eine der wichtigsten Aufgaben fur Wissenschaft, Politik und Gesellschaft.Ein Team anerkannter Autoren beschreibt in der 16. Auflage dieses renommierten und erfolgreichen Lehrbuchs *die Vorgange der Bodenbildung und -entwicklung, *die physikalischen, biologischen und chemischen Eigenschaften der Boeden, *Nahr- und Schadstoffe, *die verschiedenen Bodensystematiken (Deutschland, USA, FAO-UNESCO, WRB), * die wichtigsten Boeden und Bodenlandschaften Mitteleuropas und der Welt, *die Nutzungsbewertung der Boeden, *Grundsatze des Bodenschutzes.Die 16. Auflage wurde voellig neu bearbeitet und neu strukturiert. Fur das Studium uberflussiges Wissen ist gekurzt. Einige Kapitel wurden aber auch stark erweitert, v.a. die Bodenbiologie. Die Grafiken sind erstmals 2-farbig, und es gibt insgesamt drei Tafeln mit Farbfotos von Bodenprofilen.Wer sich mit Boeden befasst, braucht dieses Buch.

Geological Field Techniques (Paperback): Angela L. Coe Geological Field Techniques (Paperback)
Angela L. Coe
R868 Discovery Miles 8 680 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The understanding of Earth processes and environments over geological time is highly dependent upon both the experience that can only be gained through doing fieldwork, and the collection of reliable data and appropriate samples in the field. This textbook explains the main data gathering techniques used by geologists in the field and the reasons for these, with emphasis throughout on how to make effective field observations and record these in suitable formats. Equal weight is given to assembling field observations from igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock types. There are also substantial chapters on producing a field notebook, collecting structural information, recording fossil data and constructing geological maps. The volume is in a robust and handy size, with colour coded chapters for ease of use and quick reference in the field. Geological Field Techniques is designed for students, amateur enthusiasts and professionals who have a background in geology and wish to collect field data on rocks and geological features. Teaching aspects of this textbook include: * step-by-step guides to essential practical skills such as using a compass-clinometer, making a geological map and drawing a field sketch; * tricks of the trade, checklists, flow charts and short worked examples; * over 200 illustrations of a wide range of field notes, maps and geological features; * appendices with the commonly used rock description and classification diagrams; * a supporting website hosted by Wiley Blackwell.

Periglacial Geomorphology (Paperback, illustrated edition): Colin K. Ballantyne Periglacial Geomorphology (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Colin K. Ballantyne
R1,607 Discovery Miles 16 070 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

A FASCINATING AND INFORMATIVE EXPLORATION OF PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES, PAST AND PRESENT, AND THEIR ROLE IN LANDSCAPE EVOLUTION Periglacial Geomorphology presents a comprehensive introduction to the processes that operate in present periglacial environments and discusses the inferences that can be drawn about former periglacial environments from those processes. Organized into six parts, the book opens with the historical and scientific context of periglacial geomorphology and the nature of periglacial environments. Following chapters provide systematic coverage of the full range of topics germane to a thorough understanding of periglacial geomorphology, including: The physics of ground freezing and thawing, characteristics of permafrost, and the nature and origin of underground ice Characteristics, formation and significance of landforms, sediments, and structures associated with permafrost, permafrost degradation, and seasonal ground freezing and thawing Rock weathering in periglacial environments, periglacial processes operating on hillslopes, and the characteristic landforms produced by rock breakdown and slope processes in cold environments The operation of fluvial, aeolian and coastal processes in cold environments, and the resulting distinctive landforms and sediments The use of relict periglacial features to reconstruct past cold environments in midlatitude regions and the responses of periglacial environments to recent and predicted climate change Periglacial Geomorphology is an important resource for undergraduate and graduate students studying geomorphology or Quaternary science within the context of geography and geology degree programs. It will be of use to all scientists whose research involves an understanding of cold environments, whether from a geographical, geological, ecological, climatological, pedological, hydrological, or engineering perspective.

The Soils of Antarctica (Hardcover, 2014): James G. Bockheim The Soils of Antarctica (Hardcover, 2014)
James G. Bockheim
R5,091 R2,010 Discovery Miles 20 100 Save R3,081 (61%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This book divides Antarctica into eight ice-free regions and provides information on the soils of each region. Soils have been studied in Antarctica for nearly 100 years. Although only 0.35% (45,000 km2) of Antarctica is ice-free, its weathered, unconsolidated material qualify as "soils". Soils of Antarctica is richly illustrated with nearly 150 images and provisional maps are provided for several key ice-free areas.

Cardiganshire County History - From the Earliest Times to the Coming of the Normans v. 1 (Hardcover): D.P. Kirby, J.L. Davies,... Cardiganshire County History - From the Earliest Times to the Coming of the Normans v. 1 (Hardcover)
D.P. Kirby, J.L. Davies, Ieuan Jones
R1,209 Discovery Miles 12 090 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

A comprehensive and scholary history of prehistoric and early Cardiganshire. This volume is illustrated with maps, line-drawings and photographic plates. It begins with the geography of the county, its flora and fauna, and traces the slow emergence of Man in prehistoric times. It reconstructs, from evidence much of which has only been recently discovered, the extent and nature of the Roman Occupation, and finaly the slow emergence of the kingdom of Ceredigion, the nature of its economic and social organization and political structures. The coming of Christianity, the settlements of the Saints and their priceless heritage, are also explored. The volume ends with the coming of the Normans. This is the first volume to appear in the County History which is being prepared by the Cardiganshire County Historical Society. The completed history will consist of three scholarly volumes designed to present the history of the ancient county from the beginning to the present day. Volume 2: "Medieval and Early Modern Cardiganshire", edited by Professor J. Beverley Smith and Volume 3: "Cardiganshire in Modern Times", edited by Professor Ieuan Gwynedd Jones and Professor Geraint H. Jenkins are in preparation and will follow at regular intervals.

The Soils of Taiwan (Hardcover): Zueng-Sang Chen, Zeng-Yei Hseu, Chen-Chi Tsai The Soils of Taiwan (Hardcover)
Zueng-Sang Chen, Zeng-Yei Hseu, Chen-Chi Tsai
R3,143 R1,468 Discovery Miles 14 680 Save R1,675 (53%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date overview on soils of Taiwan. It includes sections on soil research history, climate, geology, geomorphology, major soil types, soil maps, soil properties, soil classification, soil fertility, land use and vegetation, soil management, soils and humans, soils and industry, future soil issues. The book summarizes what is known about the soils in Taiwan in a concise and highly reader-friendly way.

Hydraulics of Groundwater (Paperback): Jacob Bear Hydraulics of Groundwater (Paperback)
Jacob Bear
R738 R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Save R123 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This text explores the laws and equations governing the flow and storage of groundwater in aquifers. It provides groundwater hydrologists -- as well as engineers and planners dealing with the development and management of groundwater resources -- with all the necessary tools to forecast the behavior of a regional aquifer system. 1979 edition.

Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia (Hardcover): Paolo Billi Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia (Hardcover)
Paolo Billi
R4,106 R2,533 Discovery Miles 25 330 Save R1,573 (38%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This book provides a succinct but comprehensive presentation of key geomorphological locations and topics including information about geomorphological heritage and maps to visit the most important sites. Apart from often being remarkably scenic, landscapes reveal stories that often can be traced back in time tens of million years and include unique events. This is particularly true for Ethiopia where spectacular examples of different landforms are present. Its geomorphology varies from highlands, marked by high volcanoes and incised by deep river gorges, to the rift valley lakes endorheic systems and the below sea level lowlands with characteristic landscapes which are unique in the world. Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia highlights all these topics including essential information about geology and tectonic framework, past and present climate, hydrology, geographical regions and long-term geomorphological history. It is a highly informative book, providing insight for readers with an interest in geography and geomorphology.

Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): David J.A. Evans Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
David J.A. Evans
R235 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Vast, majestic, and often stunningly beautiful, glaciers lock up some 10% of the world's freshwater. These great bodies of ice play an important part in the Earth system, carving landscapes and influencing climate on regional and hemispheric scales, as well as having a significant impact on global sea level. Throughout time, the Earth has experienced various major glaciations in its deep history, long before the ice ages of the Quaternary, and the observed effects of climate change on glaciers have recently brought them to the forefront of public attention This Very Short Introduction offers an overview of glaciers and ice sheets as systems, considering the role of geomorphology and sedimentology in studying them, and their impacts on our planet in terms of erosional and depositional processes. Looking at our glaciers today, and their ongoing processes, David Evans considers the extent to which we can use this knowledge in reconstructing and interpreting ancient glacial landscapes. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth (Paperback): Lauri J. Pesonen, Johanna Salminen, Sten-Ake Elming, David... Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth (Paperback)
Lauri J. Pesonen, Johanna Salminen, Sten-Ake Elming, David A.D. Evans, Toni Veikkolainen
R3,144 R2,900 Discovery Miles 29 000 Save R244 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth offers a systematic examination of Precambrian cratons and supercontinents. Through detailed maps of drift histories and paleogeography of each continent, this book examines topics related to Earth's tectonic evolution prior to Pangea, including plate kinematics, orogenic development, and paleoenvironments. Additionally, this book discusses the methodologies used, principally paleomagnetism and tectonostratigraphy, and addresses geophysical topics of mantle dynamics and geodynamo evolution over billions of years. Structured clearly with consistent coverage for Precambrian cratons, this book combines state-of-the-art paleomagnetic and geochronologic data to reconstruct the paleogeography of the Earth in the context of major climatic events such as global glaciations. It is an ideal, up-to>date reference for geoscientists and geographers looking for answers to questions surrounding the tectonic evolution of Earth.

Geotechnical Characterization and Modelling - Proceedings of IGC 2018 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Madhavi Latha Gali, Raghuveer... Geotechnical Characterization and Modelling - Proceedings of IGC 2018 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Madhavi Latha Gali, Raghuveer Rao P.
R6,208 Discovery Miles 62 080 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This volume comprises select papers presented during the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2018, discussing issues and challenges relating to the characterization of geomaterials, modelling approaches, and geotechnical engineering education. With a combination of field studies, laboratory experiments and modelling approaches, the chapters in this volume address some of the most widely investigated geotechnical engineering topics. This volume will be of interest to researchers and practitioners alike.

Geohazards and Pipelines - State-of-the-Art Design Using Experimental, Numerical and Analytical Methodologies (Hardcover, 1st... Geohazards and Pipelines - State-of-the-Art Design Using Experimental, Numerical and Analytical Methodologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Spyros A. Karamanos, Arnold M. Gresnigt, Gert J. Dijkstra
R3,446 Discovery Miles 34 460 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This book presents state-of-the-art methodologies for the design and analysis of buried steel pipelines subjected to severe ground-induced action, including tectonic (quasi-static) effects, slope movements (landslides), liquefaction-induced actions or excavation-induced settlements. The text is an amended version of the final deliverables of the GIPIPE project, sponsored by the European Commission (Research Fund for Coal and Steel programme, 2011-2014). Geohazards and Pipelines presents an integrated investigation of this subject, using advanced and innovative experimental techniques, high-performance numerical simulations and novel analytical methodologies, which account for the particularities of buried steel pipelines with an emphasis on soil-pipeline interaction. Geohazards and Pipelines will be of use to professionals working in the field of pipeline engineering, including design consultants and industrial practitioners involved in projects related to pipeline infrastructure. Structural engineers, mechanical engineers, geotechnical engineers, geologists and seismologists may also find this book of interest, as may graduate students and researchers in these areas.

Advanced Algorithms for Mineral and Hydrocarbon Exploration Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (Paperback): Maged Marghany Advanced Algorithms for Mineral and Hydrocarbon Exploration Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (Paperback)
Maged Marghany
R2,611 Discovery Miles 26 110 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Advanced Algorithms for Mineral and Hydrocarbon Exploration Using Synthetic Aperture Radar is a research- and practically-based reference that bridges the gap between the remote sensing industry and the mineral and hydrocarbon exploration industry. In this context, the book explains how to commercialize the applications of synthetic aperture radar and quantum interferometry synthetic aperture radar (QInSAR) for mineral and hydrocarbon exploration. This multidisciplinary reference is useful for oil and gas companies, the mining industry, geoscientists, and coastal and petroleum engineers.

Quantitative Analysis and Modeling of Earth and Environmental Data - Space-Time and Spacetime Data Considerations (Paperback):... Quantitative Analysis and Modeling of Earth and Environmental Data - Space-Time and Spacetime Data Considerations (Paperback)
Jiaping Wu, Junyu He, George Christakos
R2,311 Discovery Miles 23 110 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Quantitative Analysis and Modeling of Earth and Environmental Data: Space-Time and Spacetime Data Considerations introduces the notion of chronotopologic data analysis that offers a systematic, quantitative analysis of multi-sourced data and provides information about the spatial distribution and temporal dynamics of natural attributes (physical, biological, health, social). It includes models and techniques for handling data that may vary by space and/or time, and aims to improve understanding of the physical laws of change underlying the available numerical datasets, while taking into consideration the in-situ uncertainties and relevant measurement errors (conceptual, technical, computational). It considers the synthesis of scientific theory-based methods (stochastic modeling, modern geostatistics) and data-driven techniques (machine learning, artificial neural networks) so that their individual strengths are combined by acting symbiotically and complementing each other. The notions and methods presented in Quantitative Analysis and Modeling of Earth and Environmental Data: Space-Time and Spacetime Data Considerations cover a wide range of data in various forms and sources, including hard measurements, soft observations, secondary information and auxiliary variables (ground-level measurements, satellite observations, scientific instruments and records, protocols and surveys, empirical models and charts). Including real-world practical applications as well as practice exercises, this book is a comprehensive step-by-step tutorial of theory-based and data-driven techniques that will help students and researchers master data analysis and modeling in earth and environmental sciences (including environmental health and human exposure applications).

Biogeochemistry - An Analysis of Global Change (Paperback, 4th edition): W.H. Schlesinger, Emily S Bernhardt Biogeochemistry - An Analysis of Global Change (Paperback, 4th edition)
W.H. Schlesinger, Emily S Bernhardt
R2,640 R2,400 Discovery Miles 24 000 Save R240 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change, Fourth Edition, considers how the basic chemical conditions of the Earth, from atmosphere to soil to seawater, have been, and are being, affected by the existence of life. Human activities in particular, from the rapid consumption of resources to the destruction of the rainforests and the expansion of smog-covered cities, are leading to rapid changes in the basic chemistry of the Earth. The new edition features expanded coverage of topics, including the cryosphere, the global hydrogen cycle, biomineralization and the movement of elements across landscapes and continents by organisms and through global trade. The book will help students and researchers extrapolate small-scale examples to a global level. With cross-referencing of chapters, figures and tables, and an interdisciplinary coverage of the topic, this updated edition provides an excellent framework for examining global change and environmental chemistry.

Water - A Biography (Hardcover): Giulio Boccaletti Water - A Biography (Hardcover)
Giulio Boccaletti
R677 R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Save R108 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
The Anthropocene as a Geological Time Unit - A Guide to the Scientific Evidence and Current Debate (Hardcover): Jan... The Anthropocene as a Geological Time Unit - A Guide to the Scientific Evidence and Current Debate (Hardcover)
Jan Zalasiewicz, Colin N. Waters, Mark Williams, Colin P Summerhayes
R1,219 Discovery Miles 12 190 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The Anthropocene, a term launched into public debate by Nobel Prize winner Paul Crutzen, has been used informally to describe the time period during which human actions have had a drastic effect on the Earth and its ecosystems. This book presents evidence for defining the Anthropocene as a geological epoch, written by the high-profile international team analysing its potential addition to the geological time scale. The evidence ranges from chemical signals arising from pollution, to landscape changes associated with urbanisation, and biological changes associated with species invasion and extinctions. Global environmental change is placed within the context of planetary processes and deep geological time, allowing the reader to appreciate the scale of human-driven change and compare the global transition taking place today with major transitions in Earth history. This is an authoritative review of the Anthropocene for graduate students and academic researchers across scientific, social science and humanities disciplines.

Geology (Book): Edward P. Ortleb, Richard Cadice Geology (Book)
Edward P. Ortleb, Richard Cadice
R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Color overheads included! The activities in this book provide a modern perspective on the earth's crust. Students will study rocks and minerals and learn about various geological processes. Each of the twelve teaching units in this book is introduced by a color transparency, which emphasizes the basic concept of the unit and presents questions for discussion. Reproducible student pages provide reinforcement and follow-up activities. The teaching guide offers descriptions of the basic concepts to be presented, background information, suggestions for enrichment activities, and a complete answer key. (32 pages with 12-page transparency set)

Liverpool - Bedrock Geology Map (Sheet map, folded): Liverpool - Bedrock Geology Map (Sheet map, folded)
R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Shows the bedrock geology. Information for superficial deposits may be omitted or shown only in outline.

Crustal Magmatic System Evolution - Anatomy, Architecture, and Physico-Chemical Processes (Hardcover): Matteo Masotta,... Crustal Magmatic System Evolution - Anatomy, Architecture, and Physico-Chemical Processes (Hardcover)
Matteo Masotta, Christoph Beier, Silvio Mollo
R3,662 Discovery Miles 36 620 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

A comprehensive picture of the architecture of crustal magmatic systems The composition of igneous rocks - their minerals, melts, and fluids - reveals the physical and chemical conditions under which magmas form, evolve, interact, and move from the Earth's mantle through the crust. These magma dynamics affect processes on the surface including crustal growth and eruptive behaviour of volcanoes. Crustal Magmatic System Evolution: Anatomy, Architecture, and Physico-Chemical Processes uses analytical, experimental, and numerical approaches to explore the diversity of crustal processes from magma differentiation and assimilation to eruption at the surface. Volume highlights include: Physical and chemical parameterization of crustal magmatic systems Experimental, theoretical and modelling approaches targeting crustal magmatic processes Timescales of crustal magmatic processes, including storage, recharge, and ascent through volcanic conduits The American Geophysical Union promotes discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Its publications disseminate scientific knowledge and provide resources for researchers, students, and professionals. Find out more about this book in a Q&A with the Editors.

Disaster Deferred - A New View of Earthquake Hazards in the New Madrid Seismic Zone (Hardcover, New): Seth Stein Disaster Deferred - A New View of Earthquake Hazards in the New Madrid Seismic Zone (Hardcover, New)
Seth Stein
R586 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R83 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

In the winter of 1811-12, a series of large earthquakes in the New Madrid seismic zone-often incorrectly described as the biggest ever to hit the United States-shook the Midwest. Today the federal government ranks the hazard in the Midwest as high as California's and is pressuring communities to undertake expensive preparations for disaster.

Coinciding with the two-hundredth anniversary of the New Madrid earthquakes, "Disaster Deferred" revisits these earthquakes, the legends that have grown around them, and the predictions of doom that have followed in their wake. Seth Stein clearly explains the techniques seismologists use to study Midwestern quakes and estimate their danger. Detailing how limited scientific knowledge, bureaucratic instincts, and the media's love of a good story have exaggerated these hazards, Stein calmly debunks the hype surrounding such predictions and encourages the formulation of more sensible, less costly policy. Powered by insider knowledge and an engaging style, "Disaster Deferred" shows how new geological ideas and data, including those from the Global Positioning System, are painting a very different-and much less frightening-picture of the future.

Dictionary of Geology & Mineralogy (Paperback, 2nd edition): McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Geology & Mineralogy (Paperback, 2nd edition)
McGraw-Hill
R566 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R89 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

THE LANGUAGE OF GEOLOGY AND MINERALOGY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS


Derived from the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, this vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. Whether you’re a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-speed with the current language of geology and mineralogy or gain an understanding of its key ideas and concepts.


Written in clear, simple language understandable to the general reader, yet in-depth enough for scientists, educators, and advanced students, The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Geology & Mineralogy, Second Edition:



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