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2 Volumes
771 Pages
87 Essays
70 Photos/Illustrations
18 Charts/Tables
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Articles, written for the high school student and lower- division college undergraduate, exemplify conciseness and ease of use.
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Recommended for public and undergraduate libraries.

The entries themselves are well organized... The black-and- white photographs and simple tables and graphs will be easily understood by the target audience.
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Editor: James A. Woodhead,
Occidental College

September 2008 · 10 volumes
5,280 pages · 8"x10"

ISBN: 978-0-89356-522-0
# of Pages: 5280
# of Volumes: 2
Print List Price: $120
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e-ISBN: 978-1-58765-251-6
eBook Single User Price: $120


Geology emphasizes the fundamentals of the various subdisciplines of geology. The set includes essays on topics in geochemistry, geochronology, paleontology, geomorphology, geophysics, glacial geology, mineralogy, petroleum geology, petrology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics, and volcanology.

Organization & Format
The two volumes of Geology collect 87 essential articles averaging 3,500 words each. Organized in a format that supplies quickly retrieved information, each article begins by identifying the subject and the fields in which it is studied. This information is followed by a concise italicized description of the subject and definitions of five to ten principal terms used in the essay. The body of each essay is divided into three sections: "Summary," "Methods of Study" and "Context." The essays conclude with annotated bibliographies and cross-references to closely related essays in Geology.

Special Features
The articles themselves have simple, straightforward titles, making it easy to go directly to the chosen topic. A glossary defines key terms and important topics, while charts, drawings, and photos help to illustrate many core concepts. Readers will like the convenient format and easy reference usage.