Encyclopedia of Geology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080547915
  • ISBN-13: 9780080547916
  • DDC: 551.03
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2750 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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Overview

This unrivalled five-volume reference work covers all aspects of geology, including earth history, earth materials, surface processes, regional geology, economic geology, engineering geology, petroleum geology, geochemical and mineral exploration, and the history of geology. The techniques of remote sensing and other tools of investigation that have advanced rapidly over the last few decades are described in detail.

Encyclopedia of Geology contains 340 articles, each covering one aspect of geology. The concepts and theory are explained at a level that allows undergraduates and educated lay people to understand them. This work is structured to provide the reader with a comprehensive coverage of the core knowledge in each area. With its broad scope, Encyclopedia of Geology is destined to be the reference of choice for geologists of today and tomorrow.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Frontispiece.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editors.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Foreword.
Introduction.
Guide to Use of the Encyclopedia.
Contributors.
Contents.
1: Africa.
2: Pan–African Orogeny.
3: North African Phanerozoic.
4: Rift Valley.
5: Aggregates.
6: Analytical Methods.
7: Fission Track Analysis.
8: Geochemical Analysis (Including X-ray).
9: Geochronological Techniques.
10: Gravity.
11: Mineral Analysis.
12: Andes.
13: Antarctic.
14: Arabia and the Gulf.
15: Argentina.
16: Asia.
17: Central.
18: South–East.
19: Atmosphere Evolution.
20: Australia.
21: Proterozoic.
22: Phanerozoic.
23: Tasman Orogenic Belt.
24: Biblical Geology.
25: Biodiversity.
26: Biological Radiations and Speciation.
27: Biosediments and Biofilms.
28: Biozones.
29: Brazil.
30: Building Stone.
31: Carbon Cycle.
32: China and Mongolia.
33: Clay Minerals.
34: Clays, Economic Uses.
35: Colonial Surveys.
36: Conservation of Geological Specimens.
37: Creationism.
38: Dendrochronology.
39: Diagenesis, Overview.
40: Earth.
41: Mantle.
42: Crust.
43: Orbital Variation (Including Milankovitch Cycles).
44: Earth Structure and Origins.
45: Earth System Science.
46: Economic Geology.
47: Engineering Geology.
48: Overview.
49: Codes of Practice.
50: Aspects of Earthquakes.
51: Geologloal Maps.
52: Geomorphology.
53: Geophysics.
54: Seismology.
55: Natural and Anthropogenic Geohazards.
56: Liquefaction.
57: Made Ground.
58: Problematic Rocks.
59: Problematic Soils.
60: Rock Properties and Their Assessment.
61: Site and Ground Investigation.