Oxford Dictionary of Geology & Earth Sciences, Fifth Edition
Oxford University Press, 2020, 720 pp., Paperback. $18.95. global.oup.com
This new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Geology & Earth Sciences includes 10,000 entries which cover all areas of geoscience, including planetary science, oceanography, palaeontology, mineralogy and volcanology. In this edition, 675 new entries have been added and include expanded coverage of planetary geology and earth-observing-satellites. The entries are also complemented by more than 130 diagrams and numerous web links that are listed on a regularly updated dedicated companion website. Appendices supplement the A-Z entries and have been extended to include three new tables on the Torino Impact Hazard Scale, Avalanche Classes, and the Volcanic Explosivity Index. The list of satellite missions has also been revised and updated to include recent developments. This dictionary is an authoritative, and jargon-free resource for students of geology, geography, geosciences, physical science, and those in related disciplines.