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Glossary of Geology (Second Edition)

Bates, Robert L.; Julia A. Jackson

ISBN 10: 0913312150 / ISBN 13: 9780913312155
Published by American Geological Institute, Falls Church, Va., 1980
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Book in excellent condition - head and tail of spine bumped, lower foredge lightly soiled, no interior marks noted. Dust jacket has worn edges with creases, chips, short tears.; spine sun faded. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 749 pages + addendum laid in page 750. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3-5 pounds. Category: Science & Technology; Modern; ISBN: 0913312150. ISBN/EAN: 9780913312155. Library of Congress No: 79057360. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 606434. Additional shipping charges may apply. Bookseller Inventory # 606434

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Title: Glossary of Geology (Second Edition)

Publisher: American Geological Institute, Falls Church, Va.

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Second Edition.

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This third edition of the Glossary of Geology contains approximately 37,000 terms, or 1,000 more than the second edition, as well as 650 emendations and corrections. In addition, it includes for the first time the division of cited terms in syllables, with accents to aid in pronunciation. Approximately 150 references have been added to the 2,000 in the second edition. Literature cited ranges from the early 1790s to 1986.

New entries are especially numerous in the fields of carbonate sedimentology, hydrogeology, marine geology, mineralogy, ore deposits, plate tectonics, snow and ice, and stratigraphic nomenclature.

Many of the definitions provide background information. Thus the reader will learn the difference between sylvanite and sylvinite, and many other look-alike pairs; the origin of such terms as charnockite and lottal; the meaning of BHP, LVL, MORB, and more than 100 other abbreviations now common in the geoscience vocabulary; and the dates when many terms were first used, the meaning of certain common prefixes, and the preferred term of two or more synonyms.

The authority of this new edition - like that of its predecessors - rests on the expertise of geoscientists from many specialties, who have reviewed definitions, added new terms, and cited references. Their contributions make the Glossary an essential reference work for all in the geoscience community.

Printed on recycled, acid-free paper.


The scope of the glossary is geology and geophysics in the broadest annotation and reaches the interfaces with archeology, astrogeology, climatology, oceanography, and soil science.
A huge book... If what you want to know in terms of definitions or even short explanations is not here, then it is probably of such miniscule importance that it really doesn't matter anyway... highly recommended.

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