Dictionary of Geological Terms: Third Edition (Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones)

From Aa toZweikanter, this popular dictionary has now been revised and updated. This edition includes over 1,000 new terms plus:-accurate definitions without technical jargon-many word origins-hyphenation and pronunciation guide-commonly used abbreviations-a geologic time and life chartThe definitions in this book are drawn largely from the autoritative 36,000-term Glossary Of Geology, to which nearly 150 specialists from all fields of the geosciences contributed. Both the Glossary and this Dictionary were prepared as a service of the American Geological Institute, a federation of geoscience societies united to provide information to the science community and the public.

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