By: Robert L. Bates & Julia A. Jackson
From aa to zweinkanter, this popular dictionary has now been revised and updated. This edition includes over 1,000 new terms, plus, accurate definitions, word origins, hyphenation and pronunciation guide, commonly used abbreviations, and a geologic time and life chart.
The definitions in this book are drawn largely from the authoritative 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.