A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

Author: Ailsa Allaby,Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192800794

Category: Earth sciences

Page: 619

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Searchable dictionary database of earth science related topics including climatology, economic geology, geochemistry, oceanography, palaeontology, petrology, and volcanology.
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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199653062

Category: Reference

Page: 660

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This leading dictionary - now in its fourth edition - offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics in over 7,500 clear and accessible entries. This new edition has been fully updated and 150 new entries added, with expanded coverage of geology and planetary geology terms. Over 130 line drawings accompany the definitions. It is essential for students of geography, geology, and earth sciences, and for those in relateddisciplines.
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Die Enzyklopädie der Erde

Author: Michael Allaby,Barbara Knesl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866900660

Category:

Page: 608

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Nachschlagewerk; Erdgeschichte; Erde; Planet.
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A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 654

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Alphabetically-arranged entries illuminate concepts and developments in geophysics, structural geology, geomorphology, oceanography, stratigraphy, paleontology, climatology, meteorology, cartography, mineralogy, and petrology.
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A Dictionary of Zoology

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 689

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The most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of its kind, the bestselling Oxford Dictionary of Zoology contains over 5,250 entries. Covering all aspects of the study of animals, it includes terms from the areas of ecology, animal behaviour, evolution, earth history, zoogeography,genetics, and physiology. It provides full taxonomic coverage of arthropods, other invertebrates, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals.Fully revised and updated, this third edition includes new entries from the areas of behavioural ecology and conservation biology, as well as expanded coverage of cytology and numerous new illustrations. This edition contains many entry-level recommended web links, which are accessible via theDictionary of Zoology companion website and provide valuable extra information. Detailed appendices include information on endangered animals, the universal genetic code, the geologic time scale, and SI units. Wide-ranging and with jargon-free definitions, this dictionary is an indispensable reference tool for students and teachers of zoology, biological sciences and biomedical sciences, and a valuable resource for naturalists.
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A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199600570

Category: Reference

Page: 565

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In over 7,600 entries, this dictionary covers all aspects of plant sciences from genomics to horticulture and phylogenetics to taxonomy. It is an ideal reference work for students of plant sciences and ancillary subjects, as well as for anyone with an interest in botany.
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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

Author: Michael Allaby,Chris Park

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199641668

Category: Nature

Page: 504

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This dictionary provides over 9,000 A to Z entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment--its key thinkers, treaties, movements, organizations, concepts, and theories. Covers subjects such as sustainable development, biodiversity, and environmental ethics.
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A Dictionary of Ecology

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199567662

Category: Nature

Page: 418

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Earth Sciences

Author: Ailsa Allaby,Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192861252

Category: Earth sciences

Page: 410

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Containing more than 6,000 entries, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Earth Sciences covers all of the earth sciences, and is the most detailed, authoritative, and up-to-date dictionary of its kind. It has been compiled with the help of over 30 specialist contributors and advisers, and its scope is worldwide. The dictionary covers terms from climatology, economic geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, oceanography, palaeontology, petrology, and volcanology, amongst many other scientific disciplines. It also contains brief biographical notes about some of the most important figures in the history of the earth sciences. Because it gives equal weight to all the earth sciences, the dictionary will be of particular help to students, including those on interdisciplinary courses who study one or more of the earth sciences on their syllabus. It will also be invaluable to non-scientists who wish to know the meaning of such technical terms as `aa', `epeirogenesis', `mother cloud', `protostar', `rip-rap', `vug', and `Zosterophyllum'.
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A Dictionary of Science

Author: Elizabeth A. Martin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019956146X

Category: Science

Page: 900

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This best-selling dictionary contains 9,200 entries on all aspects of chemistry, physics, biology (including human biology), earth sciences, and astronomy. This new edition includes expanded coverage of global warming, forensic science, astrophysics, quantam theory, and the solar system. Supported by over 200 diagrams and illustrations the dictionary features recommended web links for many entries, accessed and kept up-to-date via the Dictionary of Science companion website. Other features include short biographies of leading scientists, full page illustrated features on subjects such as the Solar System and Genetically Modified Organisms, and chronologies of specific scientific subjects including plastics, electronics, and cell biology. Both concise and wide-ranging, this dictionary is an ideal reference work for students and a great introduction for non-scientists.
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A Dictionary of Human Geography

Author: Noel Castree,Alisdair Rogers,Rob Kitchin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199599866

Category: Reference

Page: 581

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This new dictionary provides over 2,000 clear and concise entries on human geography, covering basic terms and concepts as well as biographies, organisations, and major periods and schools. Authoritative and accessible, this is a must-have for every student of human geography, as well as for professionals and interested members of the public.
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A dictionary of science

Author: Alan Isaacs

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 858

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This bestselling reference--"handy and readable . . . for scientists aged nine to ninety" ("Nature")--contains over 9,000 entries on all aspects of science.
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A Dictionary of British Place-Names

Author: David Mills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019960908X

Category: Reference

Page: 532

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Includes a representative selection of some 17,000 major place-names from the whole of the British Isles: England, Scotland and the Scottish islands, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Botany

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192860941

Category: Botanique - Dictionnaires anglais

Page: 442

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This unique dictionary is an authoritative and up-to-date reference book on all aspects of the study of plants. While many of the over 5,000 entries in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Botany have been taken from the highly acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of Natural History, a substantial number have been written especially for this volume. Completely comprehensive, this dictionary offers concise and accessible explanations of terms from biogeology, evolution, earth history, and all the earth sciences, as well as up-to-date entries on more current fields of interest such as ecology, genetics, plant physiology, biochemistry, and cytology. In addition, the book offers world-wide coverage of taxonomic groups and takes full account of recent taxonomical revisions. One-third of the entries are devoted to taxa, from bacteria and fungi to the main groups of flowering and non-flowering plants. Brief biographical sketches of important botanists are also included. With almost twice the number of entries as any similar dictionary, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Botany is perfect for amateur botanists, and anyone interested in the world around us.
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Das egoistische Gen

Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Wickler

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642553915

Category: Science

Page: 489

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p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.
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A Dictionary of Astronomy

Author: Ian Ridpath

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199609055

Category: Reference

Page: 534

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This dictionary contains over 4,300 entries covering all aspects of astronomy from astrophysics and cosmology to galaxies and time. Major entries include Big Bang theory, relativity and variable stars. Biographical entries on eminent astronomers are also included.
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Zoology

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 508

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Zoology is the first dictionary of zoology to be published for many years and is the only one of its kind in English. Containing nearly 6,000 entries, this up-to-date and authoritative reference work will be invaluable to students, amateur naturalists, and nonspecialist readers with an interest in the subject. In addition to ecology, the subjects covered include evolutionary concepts, animal behavior, Earth history, cell structure and function, physiology, zoogeography, taxonomic principles, and genetics. There are also brief biographical notes on some of the most important figures in the development of the relevant disciplines. The taxa covered include invertebrates, with particular emphasis on arthropods, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. The Dictionary is edited by Michael Allaby, a well-known writer on the environment and the editor or author of numerous books including The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Earth Sciences
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A Dictionary of Weather

Author: Storm Dunlop

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199541442

Category: Nature

Page: 309

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An authoritative and wide-ranging new edition of A Dictionary of Weather containing almost 2,000 entries on all areas of the subject. Provides clear definitions and illustrative examples of terminology taken from meteorology, forecasting, and climatology. Revised and fully updated, this edition includes 300 new and revised entries, such as A-Train, Pineapple Express, and Watermelon snow, and added feature entries highlighting actual occurrences of extreme weather, including the Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. Generously illustrated, and containting recommended websites for further reading, this reference work is thoroughly comprehensible. Find out where and when the world's largest hailstone fell or where the highest temperature was recorded using the list of weather records, and check climate data for different weather types from around the world. Key terms from the related fields of oceanography, hydrology, and climatology are also covered as well as biographical information on important people in the development of meteorology. Arranged in A-Z format, it is a unique dictionary and an essential reference source for meteorology and geography students, whether at school or university, as well as for amateur meteorologists and the general reader.
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Brave New Words

The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

Author: Jeff Prucher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199885524

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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Winner of a 2008 Hugo Award, this new paperback takes readers on spectacular tour of the language created by science fiction. From "Stargate" to "Force Field," this dictionary opens a fascinating window into an entire genre, through the words invented by science fiction's most talented writers, critics, and fans. Each entry includes numerous citations of the word's usage, from the earliest known appearance forward. Drawn not only from science fiction novels and stories, citations also come from fanzines, screenplays, comics, songs, and the Internet.
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