McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Geology & Mineralogy 2nd Edition


McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Geology & Mineralogy 2nd Edition

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Including more than 9,000 essential terms.
Ccovers every discipline of geology & mineralogy.
Provides synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations.

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
:



  • Has been extensively revised, with 9,000 entries encompassing the language
    of geology and mineralogy

  • Includes synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations

  • Provides pronunciations for all terms

  • Covers such topics as physical geology, historical geology, mineralogy,
    marine geology, plate tectonics, petrology, sedimentology, and stratigraphy

  • Includes an appendix containing tables of useful data and information

  • Is based on the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms ? for
    more than a quarter-of-a-century THE standard international reference



Carefully reviewed for clarity, completeness, and accuracy, the McGraw-Hill
Dictionary of Geology & Mineralogy,
Second Edition, offers
a standard of excellence unmatched by any similar publication.
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