A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

Author: Ailsa Allaby,Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198607601

Category: Reference

Page: 619

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This is the most authoritative and wide-ranging dictionary of earth sciences available in a single volume. Compiled with the help of a team of specialist contributors, it has been substantially revised and updated for this new edition. It is essential reference for all students of the subject, especially those on interdisciplinary courses. The 6,000 entries provide broad coverage of climatology, economic geology, geochemistry, oceanography, petrology, and volcanology. There are entries on planetary science, remote sensing, statistics, and sequence stratigraphy, and substantial updating in palaeontology, mineralogy, and geophysics. A useful section of appendices includes wind strengths and time scales.
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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, USA

ISBN: 9780198608912

Category: Reference

Page: 510

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A comprehensive paperback dictionary of botany, this edition provides over 5500 concise entries and includes coverage of biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, biogeography, Earth history, and the Earth sciences. Previous ed.: 1998.
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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 World's Most Trusted Reference Books.
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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 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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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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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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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 Geography

Author: Susan Mayhew

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199231818

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 9743

Containing over 6,400 entries on all aspects of both human and physical geography, this best-selling dictionary is the most comprehensive single-volume reference work of its kind. It includes coverage of cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, ecology, population, industry, and development, as well as up-to-date treatment of fast-changing topics such as plate tectonics, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and aerial differentiation.For this new edition, all existing entries have been fully revised and updated, and there is now expanded coverage of economic geography (e.g. neo-liberalism), recent developments in geopolitics (e.g. 9/11 responses and the geographical implications of war on terror), and geography of finance (e.g. global production). It also focuses on the increasingly prominent areas of globalization and the anti-globalization movement, landscape restoration, the digital divide, and issues of governance.Feature panels provide in-depth information on key areas such as the history of geography, demographic transition, and central place theory. Further reading has been added to many entries. This edition also contains recommended web links for many entries, accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionaryof Geography companion website.Loaded with clear, concise, and authoritative information, this A-Z reference work is essential for all students and teachers of geography.
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A dictionary of English place-names

Author: Anthony David Mills

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 411

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Searchable database of information found in the Dictionary of English place-names. This resource contains over 12,000 entries.
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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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Geologie für Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687483

Category: Education

Page: 376

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Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschläge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklärt Ihnen leicht verständlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser für die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflächenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!
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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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Allgemeine Botanik für Dummies

Author: Rene Fester Kratz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527668098

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Von der Wurzel bis zum Blatt – alles, was die Botanik zu bieten hat Ohne Pflanzen wäre das Leben des Menschen auf der Erde undenkbar – sie dienen als Nahrung, Sauerstoffund Energielieferant, Baustoff und Heilmittel. Dieses Buch gibt Ihnen einen umfassenden und leicht verständ - lichen Überblick über die Botanik, von den zellbiologischen Grundlagen über die verschiedenen Pflanzen - gewebe und -strukturen bis hin zu Physiologie, Genetik, Systematik und Ökologie. Themen wie Biodiversität, Biotechnologie und die Bedeutung von Pflanzen für den Menschen runden das Buch ab. So ist Allgemeine Botanik für Dummies das Richtige für Sie – egal ob Sie studieren oder sich einfach für Botanik interessieren.
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