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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Paul L Hancock; Brian J Skinner
|Description:||x, 1174 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.|
|Responsibility:||editors Paul L. Hancock and Brian J. Skinner ; associate editor David L. Dineley ; subject editor, Alastair G. Dawson, K. Vala Ragnarsdottir, Iain S. Stewart.|
"Answers to these and many similar questions will be found in the Oxford Companion to the Earth. The aim of the Companion is to provide concise and readable accounts of the main phenomena and processes relating to the Earth. Like the other Oxford Companions, it is aimed at a wide readership, and will appeal both to professional Earth scientists seeking an accessible digest of topics outside their own areas of specialization, as well as to the general reader looking for an approachable reference book on our planet and the environment. For all these readers, and many more, the Companion will not only provide a valuable source of reference but also fascinating and informative browsing."
"The scope of the Companion is wide: it is concerned with the entire planetary environment on which all living things (ourselves included) depend: the atmosphere and the oceans as well as the solid Earth. And since we can no longer consider the Earth in isolation, information about other parts of the Solar System also finds a place here."--BOOK JACKET.